Elizabeth Taylor, by Norman Parkinson. Vogue UK, June 1971.
Much has been said the past few days of Elizabeth Taylor, as the ultimate movie star, a true beauty and as a style icon; but almost all of the eulogies to her incandescent style have skipped over my personal favourite era of hers, the late 1960s and 70s. She was still young enough to slip into slinky dresses and slim trouser suits, but her love of a glittering caftan was already in full force. I keep a list of movies who's costumes I plan to write posts on, which contains several of her most glamorous films- this weekend should provide me the time to get at least two of those completed for next week.
RIP Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)