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    A worldwide tour of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, fashion and art is to start in September.  Christie’s, which is co-ordinating the event, will organise a ten day exhibition at the Rockefeller Center in New York from December 3.  This will be followed by four consecutive days of auctions from December 13-16.  In the interim there will be stops  in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong.

    Marc Porter, Chairman and President of Christie’s Americas, said: “The global tour and exhibition of her collection at Christie’s will be a window into the world of a true icon, a rare woman who was at once an international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman, and generous humanitarian”. A portion of the monies generated by exhibition admissions, events and publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).
    Christie’s will open the series with an evening sale of her most magnificent jewels on December 13, followed by two additional jewellery sessions on December 14.  Elizabeth Taylor’s vast collection of haute couture – the designers Valentino, Gianni Versace and Gianfranco Ferré were among her friends – as well as ready-to-wear fashion, handbags and accessories will be offered over two days. A final session on December 16 will be devoted to important furniture, 20th century decorative arts, and film memorabilia from her Bel Air home.
    Elizabeth Taylor’s collection of Impressionist & Modern Art will be offered at Christie’s London in February 2012.

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