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Photos: Elizabeth Taylor’s style

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Elizabeth Taylor made a statement in a slip dress in 1961’s “Butterfield 8.” The costume designer for the film was Helen Rose. (Associated Press)
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Elizabeth Taylor’s on the film set of “Cleopatra” in Rome in 1962. Vittorio Nino Novarese and Renie made Taylor’s gilded costumes for the historical epic. Taylor did her own makeup. In June, Profiles in History will auction the elaborate headdress Taylor wore in the film. (STR / EPA)
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Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor in 1985. During the height of 1980s excess, the grand dame displayed a love affair with sparkle, both in her jewelry and her clothes. She was fond of wearing clothes by Valentino, Versace and Halston. (Lennox Mclendon / Associated Press)
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Elizabeth Taylor attends the charity event ‘Art against AIDS’ during Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Unlike some of today’s stars, Taylor never left the house without being perfectly coiffed. (STR / EPA)
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Elizabeth Taylor at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Even as her health declined, she still played the part of a movie star -- furs, big earrings and all. (Stefano Paltera / Associated Press)
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Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by her physician, Dr. Rexford Kennamer, walks through Waldheim Cemetery in near Chicago where she attended a ceremony dedicating the grave marker of her late husband Mike Todd. Prim and proper in the 1950s, with a ladylike box bag and gloves. (Ed Maloney / Associated Press)
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In her youth, Taylor had a 21-inch waist. She was a longtime fan of designer Marc Bohan at Christian Dior. She ordered 12 dresses from his first collection for the French house in 1961. (Associated Press)
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Elizabeth Taylor with two of her children next to an antiques store in Gstaad, Switzerland. Even in casual moments, she was unmistakably a star. Taylor once said that women who do not wear silk scarves are futureless. (STR / EPA)
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Elizabeth Taylor arrives for the premiere of MGM’s “Raintree County” on the arm of husband Mike Todd. No matter what she wore, her piercing, violet eyes were her most prominent feature. (Associated Press)
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An undated photo shows Elizabeth Taylor and husband Eddie Fisher during a trip to Paris. (AFP / Getty Images)
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Taylor in a 1991 Bruce Weber photo promoting her White Diamonds fragrance. She’s wearing Isaac Mizrahi. (Bruce Webber)
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She knew how to make an exit. (Victor Boynton / Associated Press)
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An appropriately extravagant hairstyle for a 1969 reception at Versailles. (AFP / Getty Images)
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Taylor shops in Las Vegas. (Pre-News Bureau / Associated Press)
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