Elizabeth Taylor's Most Outrageous Fashion Statements

The CFDA just announced that Lady Gaga would receive this year's "Style Icon" award. Sure, her style is provocative, daring, and she certainly deserves the award. But was she the first to push fashion over the top in that headline grabbing way? Of course not. Before her there was Madonna, and before Madonna there was Cher and before Cher there was Elizabeth Taylor. The screen legend is known for many things: her acting chops, her incredible beauty, her seven husbands, her struggle with addiction, oh, and her incredible style. As a young ingenue she adhered to '50s style--perfect for flaunting her curvy figure. But as she got older her style got bolder. Here, a look though at some of this original style icon's most outrageously awesome fashion statements.
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The CFDA just announced that Lady Gaga would receive this year's "Style Icon" award. Sure, her style is provocative, daring, and she certainly deserves the award. But was she the first to push fashion over the top in that headline grabbing way? Of course not. Before her there was Madonna, and before Madonna there was Cher and before Cher there was Elizabeth Taylor. The screen legend is known for many things: her acting chops, her incredible beauty, her seven husbands, her struggle with addiction, oh, and her incredible style. As a young ingenue she adhered to '50s style--perfect for flaunting her curvy figure. But as she got older her style got bolder. Here, a look though at some of this original style icon's most outrageously awesome fashion statements.
That hat. 1967.

That hat. 1967.

The CFDA just announced that Lady Gaga would receive this year's "Style Icon" award. Sure, her style is provocative, daring, and she certainly deserves the award. But was she the first to push fashion over the top in that headline grabbing way? Of course not. Before her there was Madonna, and before Madonna there was Cher and before Cher there was Elizabeth Taylor. The screen legend is known for many things: her acting chops, her incredible beauty, her seven husbands, her struggle with addiction, oh, and her incredible style. As a young ingenue she adhered to '50s style--perfect for flaunting her curvy figure. But as she got older her style got bolder. Here, a look though at some of this original style icon's most outrageously awesome fashion statements.