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FashionBride Icon – Elizabeth Taylor

liz&conrad hilton jr

liz&conrad hilton jr

 
liz&richard burton

liz&richard burton

Elizabeth Taylor sure was a FashionBride. Actually she loved so much beeing one that she married eight time with seven different men (she married Richard Burton twice.. now who could blame her :P).

The lucky winners were Conrad Hilton Jr. (1950–1951), Michael Wilding (1952–1957), Mike Todd (1957–1958), Eddie Fisher (1959–1964), Richard Burton (1964–1974 and 1975–1976), John Warner (1976–1982) and Larry Fortensky (1991–1996).

Here are some of the dresses she wore.

with conrad hilton jr

with conrad hilton jr

On her wedding day with Conrad Hilton she wore a creation by MGM studio designer Helen Rose– a white satin confection embellished with seed pearls and beading which had taken a number of workers two months to complete.

A sweetheart neckline was covered with a chiffon overlay to reveal just a hint of decolletage. A three-quarter length veil was attached to a cap garnished with pearls combined with a pearl tiara. To complete the all-white motif, the bride carried a bouquet of white orchids.

in father of the bride

in father of the bride

Admirers of the movie star who were not on hand to view the wedding ensemble were able to see their idol garbed in an almost identical Helen Rose concoction on the big screen in Father of The Bride, which was released shortly after the nuptials.

The bride had also “Something old”– Along with her bouquet, the bride held on to a white lace handerchief, an heirloom from her mother,  “Something new”– At her bridal shower, friends had presented Elizabeth with a new penny, which she tucked inside her satin shoe before her walk down the aisle, “Something borrowed”– Fastened inside her pearl seed cap was a lucky amulet from the bride’s sibling and “Something blue”– Not wishing to spoil the all-white effect, the bride hid a tiny nosegay of blue, artificial forget-me-nots in her wedding gown.
When she married Richared Burton for the first time, Elizabeth wore a yellow short gown and flowers in her hair.
wedding to michael wilding

wedding to michael wilding

Her story seems to be sad, because she never seems to have found love. But she sure found the way to become a FashionBride.

to Larry Fortensky

to Larry Fortensky

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  1. #1 by hollywoodtime on August 25, 2010 - 11:02

    I am not lying…Larry Fortensky is my 3rd cousin.

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