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Elizabeth Taylor screen-worn gown from the 1977 film, ''A Little Night Music,'' based on the successful 1973 Sondheim musical. Directed by Harold Prince, the film starred Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg. Taylor played Desiree Armfeldt, a famous actress who tries to seduce a newly married former fling in Austria circa 1900. Custom-made for Elizabeth Taylor by renowned designer Florence Kotz for costumer Barbara Matera, gown has original ''Barbara Matera LTD, New York'' tag sewn to inseam with ''Ms. Taylor'' printed on it in typescript. Gown is lilac with a teal chiffon overlay and art nouveau-style floral patterns embroidered at bottom. Costume also includes a boned bodice and ruffled sleeves with attached satin belt. Measures 15'' shoulder to shoulder and 57'' inches in length, with a train. Dress is delicate where bodice is attached to skirt, else near fine condition overall. From the estate of Elizabeth Taylor and with Christie's provenance.
Elizabeth Taylor Screen-Worn Gown From the Film Adaptation of the Hit Stephen Sondheim Musical, ''A Little Night Music''
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