“Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.”– Miss Hollywood herself, Elizabeth Taylor.
The three-time Academy Award-winning actress passed this morning on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 79. She died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. Taylor had extraordinary grace, fame and wealth, however, she was tortured by ill health, failed romances and, above all, personal tragedy.
Elizabeth Taylor’s sultry style and her love for incredible jewelry has remained one of the most influential factors in modern day style. As the world mourns the loss of the Hollywood icon, the fashion community also bids farewell to one of its greatest innovators. Known for her glittering, glamorous life and her equally glittering and glamorous fashions, Taylor loved Grecian-cut gowns, sexy pencil-cut dresses and diamonds—of all colors, shapes and sizes.
In her glamorous memory, we’ve compiled her fabulous, over-the-top, and always interesting looks from her – count them – 8 weddings. Although it’s hard to keep track of the grooms, her dresses are easy to spot. She even starred as the bride in the original Father of the Bride (1950). We’ll miss you, Liz – nobody can quite pull off a wedding like you did!
I bid you a farewell, madam Taylor. Your elegance and beauty will truly be missed!