Elizabeth Taylor’s Haute Couture Sets Fashion Auction Record

Elizabeth Taylor dresses going up for auction at Christies

Photos courtesy of Christie's

Sold! Elizabeth Taylor's silver brocade Christian Dior evening gown, and the Gina Fratini dress she wore to wed Richard Burton for the second time were both auctioned off by Christie's.

Who knew Elizabeth Taylor could be so good for the economy?

A day after her iconic jewelry collection raked in a record-breaking $116 million, Christie's auctioned off the late actress' haute couture to the tune of $2.6 million, the most ever fetched by a fashion auction, the Telegraph reports.

A silver brocade Christian Dior evening gown with a matching clutch exceeded its $6,000 estimation price by selling for $362,500, while her circa 1960s Chanel gown with cape, shoes, and clutch drew $110,000.

Like Kim Kardashian, who spent $64,900 on Taylor's jade and diamond bracelets, model Coco Rocha couldn't resist getting in on the action.

"I am now the proud owner of an amazing 1980s yellow and pink Givenchy suit worn and owned by the legendary ELIZABETH TAYLOR," Rocha tweeted to her followers. "What!?"

And though Taylor's diamond and gold wedding bands from her two trips down the aisle with Burton went for a whopping $1.02 million, one significant piece of marriage memorabilia was pulled from the auction at the last minute.

The yellow chiffon gown she wore during her first stint as Mrs. Burton will instead be donated to an institution, though her Gina Fratini dress from the couple's second wedding in 1975 was sold for $62,500.

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