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Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress up for sale

The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:10am (PDT)
  • LONDON (AP) — The gown Elizabeth Taylor wore at the first of her eight weddings is for sale. You'll need at least $47,000 to buy it and a tiny waist to wear it.

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    Christie's auction house is offering the seed pearl-encrusted satin dress -- compete with a waist-cinching, built-in corset -- created by costume designer, Helen Rose.

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    Elizabeth was 18 when she wore the gown to marry hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr., in May 1950 -- an event that MGM boasted was attended by "more stars than there are in heaven."

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    The couple divorced months later, and Elizabeth Taylor went on to wed seven more times. She died in 2011 at age 79.

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    The dress will be sold June 26, with a price estimated between $47,000 and $78,000.

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