A life well-lived and to the fullest is the feeling you get about the legend that is Elizabeth Taylor while perusing her items up for auction in “The Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor,” presented by the House of Taylor and Julien’s Auctions. Almost 1200 items will be available for purchase over three days, and each piece with an incredible story to tell.
“For Liz, everywhere she went was a red carpet,” shares Janice Holmes, Fashion Specialist for the House of Taylor, adding “even if she was just going to lunch!” But the auction also gives fans an up close and personal look at another side of Liz, those moments when she wasn’t in the spotlight — when she was just being a grandma. Grandson Quinn Tivey shared with Closer, “I would have breakfast with her at that very table!”
Mitch Erzinger, Archivist for The Elizabeth Taylor Archive, adds the public now has the opportunity to “eat off the same plates that she ate off of [and] wear something that Elizabeth wore!” While this may seem a little invasive of the late great actress, Mitch ensures, “She always expressed that when she did pass, she wanted her things, especially her jewelry to be enjoyed by other people.” Former assistant and friend to Taylor Tim Mendelson agrees that her jewelry was of extra-special importance to Liz, noting, “We played with jewelry a lot!”
Quinn made sure to point out one special accessory that is bound to be a big hit, the Cartier belt his grandmother gifted to her mother. Martin J Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions, explains that “Elizabeth bought two of them, one for herself and one for her mother. We have the one that she gifted to her mother and it’s inscribed in her own handwriting, ‘To my hippie mom. All my love, Elizabeth.’ We expect to get $8,000, conservatively.”
If Cartier is out of your price range, but you would love to take home a little piece of Liz for the holidays, Martin ensures, “We have items starting from $200, everyone can own a piece of the Taylor legacy!” The auction goes live Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8. Check out JuliensAuctions.com for more info.