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    Elizabeth Taylor "Cleopatra" Egyptian coronation gown from Cleopatra. (TCF, 1963) Designed by Renie for the most glamorous epic of the era and worn by style icon Elizabeth Taylor, this is Cleopatra's gown from the grand coronation ceremony in Egypt. Constructed of interwoven gold and silver lamé and silk, the floor length gown with unique shoulder strap sash features a cinched waist with gold fabric belt ornamented in metal beads, gold and silver bullion strands and a distinctive forged golden metal belt buckle, a silver checkered pattern bodice, and pleated skirt with elaborate gold and silver bullion embroidery accented by flower shaped sequins. Two ornamental lappets flow from the waist to the bottom of the gown, which is bordered by a 2 in. gold fabric hem. Zipper back closure. Highly visible in the memorable scene when "Caesar" (Rex Harrison) comments to the new Pharaoh, "Isis herself would surrender her place in heaven to be as beautiful as you", and she coyly replies, "You're not supposed to look at me. No one is". The film went on to win an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Exhibiting some production wear, fraying of fabric from age, and green paint at lower front, left hemline and on bottoms of lappets. In vintage very good condition.

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