Yesterday marked the end of an era. Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, but behind her incredible film career spanning 50 years and her extraordinary philanthropic work, she was a true style icon.
Epitomising pure Hollywood pin-up, Elizabeth’s theatrical ability to mix high-octane elegance with an air of everyday nonchalance – a cluster of diamonds with a sweater; a flared Fifties dress with a cigarette – gave an enduring appeal to her innately feminine fashion.
Here, as we remember and celebrate the last true Hollywood legend of her time, we take a look at some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most memorable moments in fashion that helped shoot her to fame as one of the world’s inimitable style icons.
1954 – showing off her famous curves in a full-skirted Fifties dress.
1959 – looking effortlessly chic in a cinched-and-striped dress and white headscarf on the set of Suddenly Last Summer.
To a true style icon of Hollywood’s golden generation, we salute you, Liz (and we’re wearing diamonds just for you, girl).