Elizabeth Taylor: Tiara Queen

It doesn’t matter that she had La Peregrina, the Taylor-Burton diamond, and the Vera Krupp diamond, Elizabeth Taylor had the royal presence to wear tiaras when all you noticed was her. Alexandre de Paris himself wove strands of pearls through her hair. A queen has died. Bowing my head in reverence, I offer a prayer for her journey into the next world: Sviatoslav Richter playing Ravel’s Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, or in English Pavane for a Dead Princess.

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2 Responses to Elizabeth Taylor: Tiara Queen

  1. This was a woman who showed the world you could be beautiful AND strong (not to mention, pretty shrewd, too).

    I do believe we’ve lost the last real “movie star,” and the world is an emptier place without her presence.

    Those tiaras accented the beauty, as they are meant to do, rather than steal the show, as most often is true.

    You deserve a rest, Elizabeth, but you will be sorely missed.

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