This week, the world lost one of its legendary fashion icons. Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away Wednesday. The icon was famous for many things, including: her multiple movies, her striking beauty and her bold fashion choices. Whether you loved it or hated it, Taylor’s unique and fearless sense of fashion has been talked about and emulated for decades.
From caftans to plunging necklines, Elizabeth Taylor transformed several trends such as these—and more—into timeless looks. While famous for these classic looks, Taylor is better known for her elaborate headpieces and hair styles, as well as her costume-like ensembles.
To pay tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, I have listed a few of her most recognized photos along with a few of my favorites below:
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in 1963. Most of the time when I think of Elizabeth Taylor, this is how I imagine her.
The dame pictured in her iconic caftan in 1969. Who knew that this would become a fashion classic?
The original Daisy Duke? Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton at London's Heathrow Airport in 1971.
Plunging neckline and jewels galore — two things Elizabeth Taylor is well-known for.
I’ll leave you with one of my personal favorites. This photo shows Elizabeth on her way to the beach wearing a striped swimsuit and cover up in 1959. I could see this classic look being worn today.