Elizabeth Taylors has been instructing fashion ever since she appeared on the big screen back in 1963 and now, its the film itself that is about to enjoy a revival.
To mark its 50-year anniversary, a restored version of the 243-minute epic, which starred Taylors then-lover Richard Burton as Marc Antony, will be shown on 21 May at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film was famously one of the most expensive ever made, with Taylor being paid an unprecedented $1 million for the title role. The sumptuous costumes, towering headdresses and lavish jewellery that featured are the stuff of fashion legend, and earned Taylor an auspicious and oft-forgotten award: a Guinness World Record for Most Costume Changes in A Film, at 65.
The Cannes screening will be introduced by Jessica Chastain and Taylors son Chris Wilding and Kate Burton, daughter of Richard Burton, are expected to be among the attendees, according to WWD. After the event, Bulgari will host a reception displaying some of Taylors most iconic jewellery, and will later auction an exclusive jewel inspired by Taylor to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).