Cleopatra the film may have been colossal flop, but the over the top looks were fabulous. Cat's eye makeup made a big comeback this year, easily helped with Lancome's Artliner liquid eyeliner. You only need to look at Youtube for tutorials to get your own. For an outfit worthy of an Egyptian queen, try a taupe crochet tunic by Mes Demoiselles ($237). It may be all about the statement necklace these days, but Ms. Taylor rocked it first. Try a budget friendly version from Akira for only $19. Tory Burch has some great coin earrings ($125) and you can't forget the iconic snake bangle! We love this version from Chloe ($490).
Richard Burton was the symbol of masculinity with class (mostly). How sexy is he in a well cut tux or luxe coat? Guys, try the Dolce & Gabbana fur collared coat ($1946) or a budget version from Zara at $279. Accessorize with a Turnbull and Asser cashmere scarf ($445). Finish off with Gucci dress shoes.
Every walker on the red carpet should pay respect to the legends before them. Liz knew how to dazzle. Pull together your own look with a Vera Wang embroidered lace gown ($4995) topped with a Donna Karan reversible shearling coat with fur hood ($1440) and Oscar de la Renta's jeweled headband ($395) and Christian Louboutin heels ($3395) as your crowning jewels.
Is all of this drama not enough for you? Relive the tumultuous love story of Liz & Dick on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, November 25th on Lifetime. Drama-queen of our generation Lindsay Lohan will be playing the Hollywood icon.
Controversial? Yes. But would a scandal-free starlet be really worthy of playing such a dynamic personality? I can't wait to see how costume designer Salvador Perez, Jr. recreates the couple's iconic looks (on a micro-budget no less!) for the small screen. (Really, just one piece of jewelry would blow the reported wardrobe budget of $155K). It will be the most stylish alternative to pumpkin pie as Thanksgiving dessert I could hope for!
Cleopatra photo still from 20th Century Fox,
Lindsay Lohan stars as the legendary dame Elizabeth Taylor alongside Grant Bowler as celebrated actor Richard Burton in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick, making its world premiere Sunday, November 25, at 9pm ET on Lifetime. Based on the true story of the couple’s passionate and tumultuous love affair Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.
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