Saturday, February 1, 2014

MOST WANTED: Black velvet floral beaded Elizabeth Taylor gown

Even though this is not Dynasty worn, this is my ultimate and favorite Nolan Miller creation.  Along with the Dynasty wardrobe, Nolan designed personal wardrobe for many glamorous stars of the 1980's including Elizabeth Taylor.  Elizabeth wore this gown to several functions, but most notably to the 1985 Golden Globes where she won the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.  I think the design of this gown is so unique.  A simple and elegant cut enhanced with cascading vines of leaves and flora in silver beads and clear rhinestones.  The beading and rhinestones set against the black velvet material creates a very alluring and dramatic contrast in color and texture.  I find the most unique feature to the vine of leaves and flowers that runs across the d√©colletage.  I love this gown on so many levels. I don't think it gets anymore glamorous or beautiful than this piece!

WANTED: If anyone has this gown or it's sketch, or any information on their whereabouts, please let me know!