Elizabeth Taylor’s entire collection of jewelry goes up for auction in the next few months and celebrities are definitely gunning for the late icon’s legendary pieces. However, few are as vocal about their desire to place the winning bid as Kimora Lee Simmons is, who says she’s one of Taylor’s biggest fans.
“All my life I have said this. I'm so emotional about Liz Taylor. My whole life, I have really patterned after Elizabeth. She's always been my icon. If you think about it, I can explain it forever,” Kimora told Pop Eater. “First she had 165 husbands, I love it. I have a good one now, but I'm not against having 165 if I could. Think about my first fragrance; iIt's the shape of a diamond shell with the ring around it. All that came from Elizabeth Taylor because it's about giving you a fragrance that is lush and giving you a little something extra. With her, you get a little dream or a gift on the side. I'm the same.”
Any other celebrities who plan to battle Kimora are in for a fight.
“I built my entire jewelry collection with her in mind. I will definitely go and bid. The last time I went to an auction I came home with all Versace stuff. I got a lot of it. I was probably the biggest buyer. I got his bed, DNA is in those sheets!”
Proceeds from the auction will go to amfAR and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The face value is around $200 million, but one diamond expert told Pop Eater that with Elizabeth's name attached, these items could go for double.
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