A Christian Dior dress, the “lucky charm” that Elizabeth Taylor wore the night she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1961, will be auctioned next month, after having been stored in a suitcase in London for more than 50 years. that the dress, with a floral print and a large red rose at the waist, was already in the Dior collection in Paris. from her former personal assistant since 1971. Taylor wore the dress, designed by Marc Bohan for Dior, at the 33rd Academy Awards ceremony, where she attended with her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher. Exhibition showing photograph of Elizabeth Taylor on her way to receive her Oscar at the 1961 ceremony.” data-title=”Dress that was Elizabeth Taylor’s “lucky charm” goes up for auction after being found in a suitcase – SAPO Mag”> Exhibition showing a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor on her way to receive the Oscar at the 1961 ceremony. Her relationship with Fisher generated a barrage of negative publicity after Taylor was accused of “stealing” the husband of actress Debbie Reynolds, until then her great The scandal convinced the protagonist of The Number of Love” that she would not win the Oscar that year, explained Kerry Taylor, whose auction house specializing in vintage fashion will sell the dress. “I did not expect to win, because I had lost on other occasions and had all the negative press about Eddie Fisher”, she told France-Presse. After her triumph, the star began to consider the dress as “a kind of lucky charm” and took it with her around the world. “Ten years later, she continued to carry the dress from place to place. She didn’t wear it, she just liked to take it with her,” says Kerry Taylor.
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The clothes were found in the suitcase with many others that the actress gave to her assistant Anne Sanz, whose husband, Gaston, also worked as a driver and bodyguard. The couple traveled the world with the actress and her fifth husband, the star of Hollywood Richard Burton, whom she married twice, at the height of her fame in the 1960s and 1970s. Taylor’s luggage took on disproportionate dimensions during her travels, sometimes reaching 40 suitcases. So, in 1971, she ended up letting go of this Dior, despite its sentimental value. One day, the star opened her closet at the Dorchester Hotel in London and told Anne: “take whatever you want!” The auction includes a Tiziani haute couture dress, created by Karl Lagerfeld, and a “Black Widow” bathrobe worn by the actress in the 1968 film “Shock”, alongside Richard Burton, also by Lagerfeld. , Anne Sanz wore some dresses and gave others as gifts to friends and family. But in a way, for her, they were just second-hand dresses that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. So what? This was before everything celebrity-related became a trend,” he adds. ” Oscars should yield between 40,000 and 60,000 pounds (46,470 to 69,700 euros) and will take place in London, the 6th of December.