At the End
Liberace died in 1986 due to complications related to AIDS. (His death was a huge controversy. He never publicly admitted he was gay, and his family and close friends tried desperately to keep his cause of death private. Read the fascinating and sad story in this 1987 People article.)
Soloman said that after Liberace’s death, because of the poor understanding of AIDS back then, no one wanted to pick up his costumes from the dry cleaner’s. Liberace’s dear friend and furrier Anna Nateece (who designed this white mink number in 1982) reclaimed his sartorial treasures after he died.