Elizabeth Taylor was almost as famous for her jewels as she was for her acting and now that their owner has left for the big jewelry box in the sky, those jewels need to find new homes.
Before they are auctioned off by Christie’s in New York in mid-December, they’re going on a world tour starting in September and going to Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
The tour will end in New York, where Christie’s plans a “museum-quality exhibition” of the late actress’ collection that will fill its entire gallery space in early December.
The public will also have the chance to see Taylor’s couture collection, art and film memorabilia, which will also form part of the auction.
A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition admissions and publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
I’m so excited the tour is coming through Geneva and I’ll be sure to report back to you on the exhibit! Will you be going along if the tour is coming through your town?