STEAL THAT STYLE: LIZ TAYLOR
Our Ancient Egyptian-inspired fashion favourites


The summer of 2013 is set to sizzle just a little more with the 50th anniversary re-release of the studio-bankrupting, wildly spectacular epic that is Cleopatra. Elizabeth Taylor sets the screen alight as the quixotic queen in the 1963 blockbuster, who seduced a string of powerful men and a generation of theatre audiences, and cast sartorial spells on the mind-set of the mid 20th Century. Starring opposite the screen goddess, Richard Burton plays Roman General Marc Antony, igniting a turbulent real-life love affair that endured for decades, engendered two marriages and a jewellery collection worth millions.

 

To celebrate the sumptuous picture's digitally re-mastered return to UK big screens on 12th July, we've brought together our Ancient Egyptian-inspired fashion favourites including a ring based on the historic queen's genuine design, and products to re-create that smoky thick-lined kohl eye which is synonymous both with Ancient Egypt and the Hollywood of the 1960s.

 

Cast your Eye of Horus over our collection of gilded treasures...

 

 

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Words by Elizabeth Husher.

 

 

STOCKISTS:

 

• Valerie/Milly Gold Maxi Dress, £209.95 nelly.com

Limited Gold Cleopatra Chain Necklace, £19.99 newlook.com

Rene Caovilla Rosette Studded Leather Sandals, £395 net-a-porter.com

Cleopatra's Curtains Ring V1, £400 bottica.com

Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Violet, £15.50 spacenk.com

Egyptian Mystery Silk Scarf, £35 betafashion.com

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Blush Nude, £36 houseoffraser.co.uk

Egyptian Magic The Ancient Kamitian's Secret Cream, £29 liberty.co.uk

 

 

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“Elizabeth Taylor sets the screen alight.”

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