Style Inspiration: Elizabeth Taylor

Rachel Krause / June 9, 2012

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