Celebrity Dining: Cunard and Julien’s Auctions, in partnership with House of Taylor, Offer Exclusive Exhibition Preview of Elizabeth Taylor Auction Items on Queen Mary 2 Voyage

Celebrity Dining: Cunard and Julien’s Auctions, in partnership with House of Taylor, Offer Exclusive Exhibition Preview of Elizabeth Taylor Auction Items on Queen Mary 2 Voyage

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Guests aboard the October 18, 2019 Transatlantic Crossing will have an exclusive opportunity to bid on items ahead of the December auction

VALENCIA, Calif., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury cruise line Cunard and famed celebrity auction house Julien’s Auctions have partnered with House of Taylor to offer an exclusive auction exhibition of Property from the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor onboard flagship liner Queen Mary 2, on the October 18 Transatlantic Crossing departing out of Southampton, England. House of Taylor is the entity that preserves and sustains Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy.

Julien’s Auctions has announced that the Property from the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor auction will take place from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2019, at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. This three-day event celebrates the lifestyle and singular career of the three-time Academy Award-winning Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor and will offer her iconic fashions, film costumes and accessories, including show-stopping evening gowns and haute couture ensembles by designers Givenchy, Versace and more.

Guests on Queen Mary 2’s October 18 Transatlantic Crossing will enjoy:

  • A daily, rotating exhibit of the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor Collection
  • Exclusive opportunity to bid on choice items in advance of the general auction in December 2019
  • Q&A with Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien’s Auctions and Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions

“It is an honor to offer our guests an exclusive preview of Elizabeth Taylor’s stunning collection onboard Queen Mary 2 and give our passengers an experience available only on Cunard,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Elizabeth Taylor was a fan of Cunard and sailed frequently on our ships.”

Highlights of the auction include:

  • A beaded Versace leather biker jacket worn in her appearance on The Johnny Carson Show (estimate: $4,000$6,000)
  • Agathon Leonard, a gilt-bronze lamp featuring Loie Fuller, circa 1901, the sensational American dancer at the Folies-Bergere in Paris (estimate: $15,000$20,000)
  • A pale blue chiffon evening gown designed by Edith Head and worn by Taylor to the premier of the 1974 MGM film “That’s Entertainment” (estimate: $4,000$6,000)
  • A Givenchy emerald green silk pantsuit, worn at a 1987 AIDS Fundraiser (estimate: $2,000$3,000)
  • A leopard print pantsuit designed by Mirsa and worn in the film The Only Game in Town (20th Century Fox, 1970) (estimate: $3,000$5,000)
  • A New York Yankees jacket worn in a 2004 shoot with iconic photographer Bruce Weber (estimate: $2,000$4,000)

Additional auction items include jewelry, wigs, fine/decorative art and household items from her residences around the world, as well as other pieces from her life and career.

“Julien’s Auctions is honored to present this three-day celebration of the life and spirit of an extraordinary woman who needs no introduction – Elizabeth Taylor,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “We are excited to present this exhibition of glamour, beauty and style to passengers on Cunard’s iconic Queen Mary 2.”

For more information about Cunard, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Advisor, call Cunard at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.

For travel advisors interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit OneSource or call Cunard toll free at 1-800-528-6273.


Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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Julien’s Auctions

The Standard Oil Building Beverly Hills

257 N. Canon Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. PT

Free to the public



Friday, December 6, 2019 

Session I: 10:00 a.m. PT

Session II: 1:00 p.m. PT

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Session III: 10:00 a.m. PT

Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PT

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Session V: 10:00 a.m. PT

Session VI: 1:00 p.m. PT

For more information please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.


Registration is required to bid in this online auction and can be done in person at the exhibition, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.


There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at the Julien’s Los Angeles Gallery
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalogue and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions or online at www.juliensauctions.com.


Julien’s Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more. In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com. Connect with Julien’s Auctions at www.facebook.com/JuliensAuctions or www.twitter.com/JuliensAuctions or www.instagram.com/juliens_auctions.


House of Taylor preserves and sustains Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy through content, partnerships and products that support her vision for a kinder, braver more beautiful world. The three Trustees of the Elizabeth Taylor estate, selected by Elizabeth, lead House of Taylor. They spent many years by Elizabeth’s side, as she lived her values every day. Her compassion, courage and conviction, as well as her unwavering confidence and love of celebration, continue to inspire House of Taylor today as the overseers of her name and likeness in culture, The Elizabeth Taylor Archive and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. For more information, go to www.elizabethtaylor.com. Connect even more at www.facebook.com/ElizabethTaylor, www.twitter.com/ElizabethTaylor or www.instagram.com/ElizabethTaylor.


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