What a tremendously uplifting and optimistic approach to life, and with such an iconic career as an actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and AIDS activist, it’s clear that those expectations were fulfilled tenfold.
Taylor celebrated life—certainly she loved opulent jewelry and colorful clothes! And with her already larger than life status, she could enjoy her things simply for their intrinsic beauty.
I had the great pleasure of having a private tour of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection at Christie’s, and I’m confident in saying that it rivals even the collection at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute!
A must see for anyone interested in over the top glamor and elegance, the exhibition serves as a tribute to living a spectacular life. I left the show feeling invigorated and very much looking forward to sharing some of its highlights with you here on WIJW.
Ideally one would really have to see the collection in person to fully appreciate it, but for those unable to attend, I can highly recommend the delicious lavender Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set which includes Taylor’s out of print book, My Love Affair with Jewelry, and a gorgeous Christie’s auction catalog. What’s more, with the purchase of this limited edition set, you’ll be participating in Taylor’s enduring altruistic legacy, since Christie’s is donating 100% of the profits of the set’s sales to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation!
In homage to Elizabeth Taylor, I’m wearing (top) her signature color in the form of a lavender windowpane plaid tweed jacket by Tom Ford. In addition, I’m wearing a Gucci gray cashmere turtle neck sweater, gray flannel pants and black python “Playboy” loafers, wool challis scarf by Etro, and my fragrance is Creed Imperial Millesime.