Monday, September 26, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's wedding gowns will go to auction

Two of Elizabeth Taylor's wedding gowns, along with many of her other custom-made clothes, will go to auction on December 15.

Not only clothing, the auction is said to include hundreds of purses, scarves and other accessories owned and worn by the actress. Taylor’s iconic jewelry, including a ruby necklace that contains a 16th century pearl, is expected to fetch millions.

Wedding gown #1 (to Burton; #5 for Taylor)

Though the jewelry may bring in the most money, the real stars of the show will be Taylor’s two wedding dresses. The gowns were worn in 1964 and 1975 at her weddings to Richard Burton. The pair wed twice, for the first time in 1964 living “happily ever after” for 10 years before getting divorced in 1974. The couple reconciled and married again in 1975. Their second marriage lasted a mere 11 months and eventually ended in divorce.

Click the link for more details about Elizabeth Taylor's weddings to Richard Burton.

Her small, second wedding to Burton took place in Botswana.

A portion of the proceeds of the auction will reportedly go to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation. The foundation, set up by Elizabeth Taylor in 1991 is her legacy in the fight against AIDs. The actress became an outspoken advocate for those living with AIDS in a time when it was a taboo subject. The foundation works primarily with providing services to those affected by the disease.


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