Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress, the one that she wore when she married Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton Jr, sold on June 26, 2013 at Christie’s auction house in London for twice the expected amount, £120,000 or $184,362.
The dress was a gift to Miss Taylor from MGM in 1950 when she appeared in MGM’s Father of the Bride movie.
Reportedly, the dress took 15 people more than three months to create. The intricate gown was created by Helen Rose and featured 25 yards of shell-white satin decorated with seed pearls, bugle beads and a fifteen yard satin train.
The buyer was a mysterious telephone bidder but it is hoped that the dress was purchased by an institution so that it will one day be on display and available for viewing by the public.
Here's a peek at the dress and at the furore caused by Elizabeth Taylor.
How's that for interesting auction action? Pretty interesting, I'd say.
Treasures By Brenda