Elizabeth Today March 2024

Elizabeth Taylor’s Legacy of Style Found In Marc Jacobs 2024 Spring/Summer Collection

Marc Jacobs unveiled his highly anticipated 2024 Spring/Summer Collection at the Park Avenue Armory, New York to celebrate forty years in the fashion industry. In a stunning display of fashion homage, the show boasted dolls come to life in ‘60s-inspired garments spanning from mod shifts to sophisticated cocktail attire. Paired with exaggeratedly teased hair and striking eyes accentuated by thick eyeliner, we recognize the collection as an unmistakable tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.

The esteemed designer has been open about his admiration for Elizabeth, admitting he's watched the 1966 film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? an impressive 100 times. He even has two tattoos dedicated to the film: a portrait of Elizabeth as Martha wearing 3D glasses on his right bicep, and the names “George and Martha” circling the outside of the same arm in bold ink. He’s even posed alongside actress Winona Ryder in their own interpretation of George and Martha for photographer Mark Seliger.

Jacobs also seamlessly blended Elizabeth's passion for jewelry and lifelong relationship with Bulgari into the show, incorporating statement pieces from the Italian brand from her personal collection and modifying them to complement the runway looks. The inclusion of bold brooches and striking makeup elevated the looks in a manner reminiscent of Elizabeth's own style. In a world where trends come and go, this Marc Jacobs collection served as a poignant reminder of Elizabeth’s enduring influence as a true fashion icon.