Was there ever a Hollywood starlet quite as glamorous as Elizabeth Taylor? That’s arguable, but the household name had a wardrobe that lived up to her gleaming professional reputation. Now, you can get a piece of her closet—if you’ve got the big bucks, that is. On Dec. 2, GWS Auctions will host what they’re calling “the world’s first streaming runway fashion auction,” meaning anyone with access to the Internet can hop online and select items from a designer collection that adds up to $25 million. So what does it include? You’ll find a diamond 18-karat gold ring Richard Burton gave to Taylor while filming Cleopatra, along with the largest personal collection of exclusive items from Chanel. [tiImage img-pos="1" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] Basically, models will wear the pieces down the runway and you can bid on anything you want from the comfort of your home or office cubicle. There are also Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton items that will each go to the highest bidder. No word as to how much Tayor's ring is going for, but c'mon, it's gonna be pricey. VIDEO: Grace Kelly's 19-Year-Old Granddaughter Is Her Twin in This Photo [tiBrightcove_inline videoid="5603142143001"] If you’re in L.A., stop by the Beverly Hills Design Institute on December 1 to view the items, and hop online for the live auction on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT. Scroll down to see some of the items available.
Kenneth Jay Lane, costume jewelry designer known for his covetable creations made of faux gems and beloved by royals and First Ladies alike, died in his sleep this week at his New York apartment. He was 85 years old. Lane first began experimenting with jewels while designing shoes under Roger Vivier at Christian Dior. From there, the designer launched his own line of costume jewelry, and eventually gathered a following that included iconic stars like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, and Jacqueline Kennedy—just to name a few. With a glimmering clientele and a long list of honors—such as a special Coty Award and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award—under his belt, Lane in 1996 released a memoir titled Faking It, in which he detailed his life and career as a famed faux jewelry maker loved amongst the fashion set. From First Lady Jackie Kennedy at the White House to Kate Middleton in a stunning pair of crystal earrings, scroll through to see stars in Kenneth Jay Lane’s jewelry.
Swimwear has come a long way from skirted one-pieces to barely-there bikinis, and no doubt how bathing beauties are portrayed in the movie industry has helped to shift the tide. From Deborah Kerr’s skirted one-piece in From Here to Eternity to Bo Derek’s nude suit in 10 to Kate Bosworth’s surfer style in Blue Crush, these iconic swimwear moments helped to define the popular styles of each decade. Keep scrolling to relive the most memorable bathing suit scenes in movie history.
These days it’s seemingly impossible to scroll through Instagram without seeing a contoured cheekbone or highlighted brow. But before Kim Kardashian West and her revolutionary shading techniques came around, Hollywood’s elite had a different take on their makeup routine (think rosy cheeks, glossy lips, and major lashes). So what would these iconic celebrities look like if they lived in the age of the contour? We’ve given old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Sophia Loren a modern makeover, shading and highlighting their cheekbones like only Mario Dedivanovic could. Keep scrolling to see how even the slightest of contour can totally change your face shape.