Inside Elizabeth Taylor’s blockbuster wardrobe

Slide show: Nine of the screen siren's outfits, from the collection set to be auctioned by Christie's this winter

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Inside Elizabeth Taylor's blockbuster wardrobeSlide show: Nine of the screen siren's outfits, from the collection set to be auctioned by Christie's this winter

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Elizabeth Taylor’s allure was such that it probably didn’t matter what she wore; particularly in her younger years, she would arguably have been attractive in almost anything. And yet, her monumental wardrobe is testament to the fact that she left nothing to chance, choosing outfits and accessories that accentuated her good looks with their own stylishness and class.

Click through the following slide show for a short preview of the hundreds of fashion-related items from Taylor’s personal collection that are set to be auctioned by Christie’s this winter (and take note: before they go on sale, standout pieces from the collection will tour the world; an exhibition will hit Los Angeles in October, and New York at the beginning of December). Among other things, you’ll see a surprisingly simple yellow chiffon wedding dress; an embroidered robe that Taylor wore to Grace Kelly’s 1969 “Scorpio Ball;” and an eye-catching Versace jacket — worn by Taylor to two AIDS benefits — that features the face of its photogenic owner herself.

For full details of the Christie’s collection (which also includes Taylor’s jewelry and other personal items), including tour and sale dates, click here.

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Emma Mustich is a Salon contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich.

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