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207. Elizabeth Taylor “Susanna” floral gown and matching shoes from Raintree County. (MGM, 1957)Vintage original antebellum-style 2-piece gown of silk brocade with ivory background and red and green floral motif design.The fitted bodice features cap sleeves with a ruffled neckline with zipper back, hook and eye and lace-up closure, and the separate floor-length skirt is of the traditional Civil War-style worn with hoops with hook and eye and snap back closure.Accompanied by matching Mandel’s brand shoes worn with this costume. Gown bodice and skirt retain the internal fabric bias labels handwritten,“ElizabethTaylor”.Shoes handwritten on interior,“ElizabethTaylor”.Visible when“Suzanna”(Taylor) frees her black slaves during a party she and “Johnny” (Montgomery Clift) are hosting. A drunken guest smudges his face with soot from the fireplace and in “black face” terrorizes Suzanna. Johnny rushes to console her and they throw Suzanna’s collection of dolls against the wall in an effort to free her from the strings that tie her to her past. Designed by the legendary Walter Plunkett. Exhibiting age, production wear, soiling, some fraying and deterioration to fabric, with some restoration. In vintage good condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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