Style Inspiration: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor has long been on our style inspiration radar, but her memory is more alive than ever now what with that trainwreck Lindsay Lohan depicting her in a très highbrow Lifetime film. The horror! Elizabeth (who actually loathed being called Liz) was, unlike Lindsay, shambolic in the best way possible, the hottest mess that ever lived. She was a genetic mutant born with double rows of eyelashes, a violet-eyed lush and lover who was famous for her roles, her romances, and her prevailing kindness. Let’s not forget her fashion influence: she helped to bring Valentino and Halston into demand, and when she passed away last year, her jewelry collection was rumored to be worth well over $150 million. They just don’t make movie stars like Elizabeth anymore.

1. Juicy Couture Jeweled Cocktail Ring, $88, Shopbop
2. Zip-Back Studio Stretch Pencil Skirt, $59.90, Express
3. Asymmetric Ruching Long Formal Dress, $149.99, Calvin Klein
4. Leopard Bustier Corset Top, $19.99, Charlotte Russe
5. Elle Macpherson Intimates Long Long Ago Chemise, $78, Bloomingdale’s
6. Skinny Silk Scarf, $16, Topshop
7. Natori Affinity Cotton Caftan, $114, Saks Fifth Avenue
8. Kate Spade New York Sparkly Gems Chandelier Earrings, $74.99, 6pm