Elizabeth Taylor at 13, in a white patterned sundress with her three dogs, 1945.
Elizabeth Taylor in a quilted velveteen skirt and a rhinestone-buttoned blouse by Hi-Dee, October 1948.
Elizabeth Taylor with fiancé Conrad Hilton at the Auteuil Racecourse steeplechase in Paris, France, June 1950.
Elizabeth Taylor, wearing a black bodysuit and fishnets, pauses to take in the day's news while on set for the film Love Is Better Than Ever, 1951.
Elizabeth Taylor stops for a smoke, a drink, and an interview at Jersey airport en route to Nice, wearing a long fur coat and head wrap, April 1957.
Elizabeth Taylor wore a short-sleeved floral dress with ballet flats arriving at the department store Mark Foy's with Mike Todd in Sydney, Australia, November 1957.
Taylor wore a more classic fur coat in dark mink brown while out in Germany with Eddie Fisher, November 1960.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a wide-brimmed had and silk, A-line dress, heads back to Hollywood from Moscow with then-husband Eddie Fisher, July 1961.
Elizabeth Taylor looked positively regal in a yellow coat with marabou feather trim and a matching head piece for the Maxim's 75th anniversary party with Richard Burton in Paris, France, October 1968.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a white dress and loafers with a fur coat draped over her arm, arrives at the Plaza Hotel with Richard Burton's daughter Kate and her dog in New York, New York, May 1969.
Elizabeth Taylor in a blue sundress with a yellow embroidered sash with Richard Burton at the annual Publicists Guild Awards in Century City, California, April 1970.
Elizabeth Taylor led stars like Gene Kelly, Jack Nicholson, and Audrey Hepburn in "America the Beautiful," wearing a strapless red dress, at the 48th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, March 1976.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a fur-trimmed hooded coat, with Richard Burton, February 1982.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a very mod crocheted look with a wicker bag and head scarf, on holiday with Richard Burton, February 1982.
Elizabeth Taylor, ever the fan of a white fur coat, paired it with black heeled booties and a black beret in Washington, D.C., February 1982.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a majestic sea blue dress, with Roddy McDowall, August 1985.
Taylor's statement ruff outdid the rest of the red carpet at the opening of Private Lives in New York, New York, May 1983.
Elizabeth Taylor worked a strong '80s padded shoulder in a slinky periwinkle beaded dress for the premiere of Comfort and Joy at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California, July 1984.
Wearing a lemon yellow off-the-shoulders gown, Elizabeth Taylor stole the show at the Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France, January 1985.
Elizabeth Taylor wore a black long-sleeved gown with a daring front cutout for the 42nd annual Golden Globes, where she won the Cecil B. DeMille award — whose most recent recipient was none other than Meryl Streep — in Los Angeles, California, January 1985.
Elizabeth Taylor, who never met a white coat she couldn't match to an occasion, celebrated her 53rd birthday in London, England, February 1985.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a teal dress with a white fur coat, arm-in-arm with Michael Jackson, arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles California, January 1986.
Elizabeth Taylor in a floral sequin-patterned top and skirt at the Arizona AIDS Foundation Trust Auction honor in her name in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 1986.
Elizabeth Taylor in a black, white, and grey gown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Tribute to her career in New York, New York, May 1986.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a white off-the-shoulders dress with a black halter detail, and Malcolm Forbes at the Forbes Magazine 70th anniversary celebration in Far Hills, New Jersey, May 1987.
Elizabeth Taylor in a yellow gown with matching heels at the 65th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, March 1993.
Elizabeth Taylor concocted a birthday look for the ages — teal velvet with a beaded chiffon jacket — at the ABC special celebrating her 65th birthday with Michael Jackson, February 1997.
Elizabeth Taylor wore a futuristic silver cloak (and a brief sighting of her silver hair) attending a CFDA honors in her name in New York, New York, February 1998.
Elizabeth Taylor, in a marabou-embellished, oatmeal-colored pants look, with Michael Jackson at the tribute concert honoring the actress in London, England, May 2000.
Elizabeth Taylor in a sequined top and trousers with a marabou feather wrap in bright purple with Michael Jackson at Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years in New York, New York, September 2001.
For the Kennedy Center honors, Taylor wore a lavender dress with a black mesh overlay and a floral wreath detail around the neck — the event, as always, occurred in Washington, D.C., December 2002.
Even in her older years, Elizabeth Taylor still favored fur trim; here, she opts for brighter colors at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California, October 2002.
Elizabeth Taylor attained Peak Muu Muu in a mint green ensemble with silver trim embellishments, accompanied by Elton John in Chopard jewelry, at the 13th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars party in West Hollywood, California, February 2005.