Wedding dress Date: ca. 1870 Culture: Irish Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 69 in. (175.3 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 1922
A pale yellow strapless bouffant gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor, as the high-society Angela Vickers in the Academy Award winning A Place in the Sun (Paramount, 1951). The fitted boned bodice is composed of ruched ivory tulle over yellow taffeta. The bust is generously embellished with small yellow velvet flowers. Sold at auction for $ 28,125.