591: LESLIE BENEDICT” TAUPE & ROSE DRESS FOR GIANT
ELIZABETH TAYLOR “LESLIE BENEDICT” TAUPE AND ROSE DRESS BY MOSS MABRY FOR GIANT - (Warner Bros., 1956) Moss Mabry, working with costume supervisor Marjorie Best (the two of them shared the Oscar for “Best Costume Design, Color” for this film) created this high-neck, delicate-sleeved evening dress of taupe silk with satin piping and rose lace décolletage for Elizabeth Taylor in one of her signature roles, that of Rock Hudson’s wife “Leslie Benedict” in George Stevens’ epic of Texas over the first half of the twentieth-century, Giant. Worn by Taylor when she exhibits feminist frustration at exclusion from after-dinner conversation and smoking, which by tradition is for men only. Bears internal studio label, “WARNER BROS. PICTURES, INC./ L. Taylor/ 7798-403”. Shows a few tiny stains, and both sleeves have minor underarm repair, overall Fine to Very Fine.