Elizabeth Taylor's Eight Wedding Outfits
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, lived from February 27, 1932 to March 23, 2011. She was an English-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven grooms. She married Richard Burton twice. Each time she got married, she wore a different outfit. What she wore is referred to as "outfits" because some of them were not the traditional wedding gowns. Every outfit was as different for Elizabeth Taylor as the men she married.
Elizabeth Taylor's First Wedding Outfit
Taylor's first husband was Conrad "Nicky" Hilton, of the Hilton Hotel chain. At 18, the couple got married in front of 700 wedding guests. Taylor wore a classic lace and ivory satin dress with a full skirt and pearl embroidery. The wedding dress went down in fashion history as one of the glamorous gowns of the 1950's designed by Helen Rose. It was eventually sold for $187,931 in 2013 at Christie's, a London auction house.
Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Gown Auctioned
Elizabeth Taylor's Second Wedding Outfit
The wedding outfit for Taylor's second marriage to Michael Wilding in 1952 was not a wedding gown at all. When she married the man who was 20 her senior, she wore a modest suit with a knee-length flared skirt and a fitted jacket with a large white collar. Just like her first wedding dress, the elegant outfit was designed by Helen Rose. However, this outfit showed her sophisticated side.
Elizabeth Taylor's Third Wedding Outfit
When Taylor married her third husband, Michael Todd, in 1957 she wore a light, hooded organzas dress. Todd was the only husband Taylor didn't divorce. After only one year of marriage, he died in a private plane crash in 1958.
Elizabeth Taylor's Fourth Wedding Outfit
In 1959, Taylor married Eddie Fisher in a Jewish synagogue in Las Vegas. She wore a green silk dress with long sleeves and a hood.
Elizabeth Taylor's Fifth Wedding Outfit
When Taylor married Richard Burton the first time in 1964, she wore a colorful canary yellow chiffon designed by Irene Sharaff. Liz accented her dress with a diamond and an emerald Bulgari brooch that Burton gave her when he proposed. The Bulgari brooch was made of an 18.61 karat emerald surrounded by diamonds.
Liz completed the look by weaving hyacinths and lilies of the valley into her long braid.
Elizabeth Taylor's Sixth Wedding Outfit
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton divorced in 1974, but they remarried in 1975 on the banks of the Chobe river in Botswana. The actress renewed her vows in a colorful tie-dye dress by Gina Fratini. The dress had all colors of the rainbow that ranged from emerald green to violet to turquoise. The tie-dye dress was embroidered with tiny feathers.
The couple divorced for the second time in 1976.
Elizabeth Taylor's Seventh Wedding Outfit
After her second divorce from Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor married Virginia Senator John Warner in 1976. Without witnesses, the actress and the politician exchanged vows on a hilltop in the middle of Warner's cattle farm during a winter wedding. Elizabeth wore a violet cashmere dress under a tweed and fur coat. She topped off the look with a matching turban. Liz didn't like being a politician's wife. She divorced for the seventh time in 1982.
Elizabeth Taylor's Eighth and Final Wedding Outfit
Elizabeth Taylor's eighth and final marriage was to Larry Fortensky. She was married to him from 1991-1996. Taylor wore a pale yellow lace Valentino gown to marry her last husband in front of 160-guests.
It is worth noting that Taylor's $25,000 dress was a gift from Valentino.
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