Love Affair with Elizabeth Taylor
Christie’s auction of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor had us rapt.
Punta Mita’s neighbor, Puerto Vallarta was born to the world by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – whose scandalous love affair in 1963 during the filming of John Huston’s movie Night of the Iguana lit global headlines. She put uson the map and wasn’t even in the movie!
Both married to others at the time, the paparazzi flocked to this unknown seaside village, and — the rest, as they say, is history.
Click here to view a photo gallery of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard burton in Puerto Vallarta.
We weren’t alone in our fascination with this icon.
As one of the most highly-anticipated sales in auction history, the Collection generated intense interest from bidders throughout the world, with 36 different countries represented during the four days of live auctions.
This historic sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history, and set a new bar for the most valuable collection of fashion ever offered at auction.
It also marked the company’s first-ever Online-Only sale, which ran in parallel to the live auctions at Christie’s New York and generated over 57,000 bids and $9.5 million in additional sales.
In total, 26 items sold for over the $1 million mark, and numerous new world auction records were achieved – a testament to Miss Taylor’s expert eye for craftsmanship, rarity, and quality in all of the items she chose for her personal collection.
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