Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cleopatra comin' atcha!


Elizabeth Taylor in Gianni Versace's Warhol-inspired "Liz" jacket. I can't even begin to comprehend how fabulous this is. 

5 comments:

flavio colker said...

now THAT'S style.

Anonymous said...

CLEOPATRA! COMIN AT CHA! CLEOPATRA! COMIN ATCHA! OHHHH THE 90'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you nickelodeon for having that song permanently placed in my head so i'll never forget where "Cleopatra" was coming from/going to...

/// G \\\

Miss Peelpants said...

Post-modern brilliance!

Auron Renius said...

According to Plutarch, when Mark Antony first met Cleopatra, he tried to out do her extravagance, and failed miserably ( though I don’t think it bothered him much as he had found the love of his life.). Plutarch said;

"On her arrival, Antony sent to invite her to supper. She thought it fitter he should come to her; so, willing to show his good humor and courtesy, he complied, and went. He found the preparations to receive him magnificent beyond expression, but nothing so admirable as the great number of lights; for on a sudden there was let down altogether so great a number of branches with lights in them so ingeniously disposed, some in squares, and some in circles, that the whole thing was a spectacle that has seldom been equaled for beauty.

The next day, Antony invited her to supper, and was very desirous to outdo her as well in magnificence as contrivance; but he found he was altogether beaten in both, and was so well convinced of it, that he was himself the first to jest and mock at his poverty of wit, and his rustic awkwardness. She, perceiving that his raillery was broad and gross, and savored more of the soldier than the courtier, rejoined in the same taste, and fell into it at once, without any sort of reluctance or reserve”.

http://www.primarysourcebook.com/ancient/antony-cleopatra-meet-41-bce

pachuco hands said...

I like that La Liz was still hotter than Kelly LeBrock circa 1992.