Take 3 : Elizabeth Taylor

Take 3 : Elizabeth Taylor

In the Take 3 series, we will be highlighting three outfits worn by a particular style icon. Some you may know, some may be new to you, but each are fabulous in their own way.


Our first “Take 3” post is dedicated to the one and only Elizabeth Taylor.

ONE. The simple slip, 1958

Although she wears some fantastic outfits throughout the film, it was the shot of Taylor in her slip that graced every promotional poster for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. She opted for a similar look in Butterfield 8, released two years later.

TWO. Cleopatra, 1963

From understated underdress to wonderfully over-the-top, Taylor had a record-breaking 65 costume changes when she played the title role in Cleopatra. This green dress in one of my favourites. Although capturing the feel of the ancient queen, she also looks perfectly 1960s.


In 1964 Taylor married for the fifth time to Richard Burton (who she would later divorce in 1974 and remarry to following year). Their relationship roller coaster became infamous, but on the day it began, Taylor was nothing but smiles in her yellow frock, Rapunzel-like plait and flowers in her hair.

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