Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a fantastic actress, a loving friend to everyone around her and a passionate activist against AIDS. But she was also a major fashion icon for much of her career.
To honor her recent passing, I want share some of the memorable looks that she became known for over the years.
Here she is an elegant wedding gown in 1950, at her first wedding.
Her “Cleopatra” look became an iconic 1960s image.
In the past few years, the slip has seen a bit of a resurgence in the fashion world, usually because young women are wearing them as dresses or over jeans. Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most famous “slip wearers” of the 1950s, as seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
In her later years, Elizabeth Taylor leaned more toward big hair and big prints. But the early years of her career were influential on an entire generation of women.