Elizabeth Taylor’s Ceremonial Cape Worn in Cleopatra, Sold for $59,375 at Heritage Auctions

By on Apr 1, 2012 in Business, Entertainment, Hollywood, United States, World Comments

Elizabeth Taylor’s Ceremonial Cape
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions

Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s ceremonial gold cape worn in the 1963 film Cleopatra was sold at Heritage Auctions in Dallas for $59,375 last Friday, March 30, 2012, according to reports by several international news sites.

Based on recent reports, the owner of the piece, who wished to remain anonymous, mentioned that her mother, who worked in the couture fashion industry, bought the famous piece from Western Costume after the film’s debut.

The owner told Heritage’s official that she had never mentioned or showed the cape to anyone. However, when Elizabeth Taylor passed away last March 23, 2011, she decided to reintroduce the cape.

Elizabeth Taylor’s ceremonial cape was designed to resemble the wings of a Phoenix and wore in two scenes in Cleopatra. It is made up of gold painted leather with hand-stitched gold beads and sequins, reports said.

“This piece is the epitome of glamorous and it was worn by one of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies at the very peak of her fame, power and beauty,” Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment and Music Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions, mentioned in a statement.

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