It's well-known that movie icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had a turbulent relationship (they married and divorced twice), but their style credentials never faltered. Their love story began in the '60s after they met co-starring in Cleopatra, but their glamorous fashion has an enduring appeal. The pair had a lifestyle filled with yachts, private jets and parties, and Taylor's wardrobe was equally extravagant.
Fur jackets, heavily bejewelled shifts and one-of-a-kind hats were her signatures, while a $1-million diamond gifted to her Burton became her most iconic piece. She also loved to wear classic feminine dresses that suited her hourglass figure perfectly. Her partner was definitely a match on the style front, with his dapper aesthetic. Between them, their fashion is pure #CoupleGoals.
Scroll down to see their most Instagram-worthy looks ever.
Style Notes: Holiday style doesn't get much more perfect than this. Liz loved a sculpted silhouette, but this breezy look is on the casual side for Richard.
Style Notes: Elizabeth and Richard always turned heads at parties. His classic monochrome look is understated, allowing Liz's tasseled dress and turban to steal all the limelight.
Style Notes: Elizabeth wasn't one to conform to tradition, hence she wore an empire-line chiffon gown in daffodil yellow for her wedding to Richard. An emerald and diamond brooch gifted from her husband complemented the look… and she wore her bouquet in her hair. Her leading man looked dapper in a single-button suit and scarlet tie.
Style Notes: The couple's off-duty looks were just as glam. A slouchy beret, boucle coat and kitten heels are '60s chic at its best. As ever, Richard rocked a perfectly tailored suit.
Style Notes: No, this wasn't Elizabeth's second wedding; this is how the pair do guest style. Never be afraid to upstage.
Style Notes: This is red carpet style at its finest. Just look at that turban.
Style Notes: This flattering neckline was always a go-to for Elizabeth Taylor, and it was particularly good at showcasing her extensive jewellery collection.
Style Notes: Here, Elizabeth wears the aforementioned $1-million diamond. A timeless piece paired with an equally age-defying wrap dress—complemented perfectly by her husband's classic tux.
Style Notes: No fashion girl can resist a little leopard print, or a lot, as Liz proves. Well, she always did have a matching hat. Richard's signature black suit and skinny tie help balance her bold print.
Style Notes: Getting off the plane in style is as simple as a chic coat.
Style Notes: The Liz Taylor–style little black dress means a matching veil and a chic partner at your side.
Style Notes: Stepping closer to the '70s, Liz embraces frills, lace and high necklines for cocktail hour. As ever, Richard's look is timeless black-tie.
Style Notes: If Coachella existed in the '70s, these two would have ruled it.
Style Notes: Airport style these days may be all about skinny jeans, but back in 1969, Liz was Hollywood glamour incarnate with her headscarves and furs.
Style Notes: Flares, a white shirt and a light blazer? Studio 54–inspired perfection, while Liz's mini-mini and complementary white accessories would make a perfect holiday look to this day.
Style Notes: We'd wear both of these boxy jackets.
Style Notes: A fur-tipped leather trench was the perfect translation of Liz's glam aesthetic for the laid-back '70s. Burton's penchant for suiting translated easily to the era in more casual linens.
Style Notes: Matching slick hair? Check. Matching bling? Check. Coordination came naturally to these two.
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