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Style Icon: Elizabeth Taylor: 1932 - 2011

Chatelaine remembers some of the most lavish looks of legendary actress and style icon, Elizabeth Taylor.
By Madelyn Chung
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The most beautiful woman in the world

Elizabeth Taylor was the epitome of glamour. Known for her sparkling violet eyes, sophisticated style, numerous marriages, and of course, undeniable talent, Taylor became one of Hollywood's biggest icons. In light of her passing this morning at the age of 79, Chatelaine looks back on some of Taylor's most memorable looks.

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Pretty in pink

November 29, 1951: Wearing a hot pink strapless gown, Taylor attends the premiere of Quo Vadis with Robert Taylor in Los Angeles, California. 

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Effortless elegance

1952: Wearing a sleeveless lace brocade dress. 

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Classic gingham

1955: Elizabeth Taylor arrives at New York International Airport wearing a gingham dress, cropped cardigan, and white gloves. Fellow actresses Grace Kelly and Lorraine Day follow.

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Sultry black dress

February 1957: Wearing a black dress with a shoulder cut-out in her Beverly Hills home. 

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Luxurious fur

1958: Whether it was a coat, hat, or stole, Elizabeth Taylor was often be spotted wearing fur. Here she pairs a fur coat with a silk scarf as a headdress.

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50's pin-up

1959: In her best pin-up garb on the set of Suddenly Last Summer.

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Airport chic

August 1959: Wearing a belted floral dress, headscarf and white heels, Taylor arrives at a London airport with her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher and two sons.

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Leopard lady

February 1963: Dressed from head-to-toe in leopard print, Taylor poses with fifth husband, Richard Burton at the Saville Theatre in London. 

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Queen of the Nile

1963: On the film set of Cleopatra

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Snow bunny

Bundled up in a fur-trimmed parka, with Burton.

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The turban

February 1965: No one could sport a turban quite as well as Elizabeth Taylor. Here, she is photographed waiting for Burton during filming of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, in Dublin, Ireland.

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Belle of the ball

September 1967: Wearing an elaborate headdress of pearls and fake flowers, a jewelled dress and an emerald necklace.

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Fashion in the family

Dressed in hippie chic with daughters Maria Burton and Liza Todd in London, England.

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The Taylor-Burton diamond

April 7th, 1970: Elizabeth Taylor was known for her impressive jewellery collection.One of her most well-known pieces is the Taylor-Burton diamond, given to her by husband Richard Burton. The pear-shaped 69.42 carat diamond is regarded as the world's first million-dollar diamond. Here, Taylor wears her jewel at the  Oscar Ball in Beverly Hills.

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Epitome of glamour

1983: Looking regal during the Private Lives New York Opening Night - After Party at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

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