Introduction by Francois Curiel and Meredith Etherington-Smith.
Christie's. New York. 13-16 December 2011. 6 volumes, paperback, 4to; illustrated wrappers, slipcase. 315, 233, 189, 375, 224, 132 pages. 946 lots all illustrated in colour, with many additional images including close-ups of details and archival photographs. English. 325 x 240mm. 10kg. . Near fine, in very good slipcase; light surface wear to wrappers; light wear to slipcase with a bump to a couple of corners.
'From the early 1960's until Elizabeth's death earlier this year, her impeccably kept fashion collection grew to encompass six decades of one extraordinary woman's taste, and choice, including accessories. Elizabeth Taylor did not need a stylist, she was a master at constructing and projecting her image throughout her long and vivid life in the limelight.' (Meredith Etheringto-Smith in her introduction). The sale of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor was a landmark auction held by Christie's in 2011, bringing in a total of over 150 million US dollars. The auction was broken down into five parts. Parts I and II incorporated Taylor's outstanding jewellery collection, parts III and IV covered her haute couture and fashion pieces, and part V included fine and decorative art, and film memorabilia including costume. A sixth Gallery Guide volume provides thumbnails of the nearly one thousand lots. Complete slipcased sets of the catalogue are uncommon.