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By Jason Chester On June 27, 2013

Sold To The Highest Bidder! Dame Elizabeth Taylor's First Wedding Dress Snapped Up At Auction For £120,000

The sweeping satin gown went under the hammer at Christie's this week

The wedding dress worn by Dame Elizabeth Taylor for her first marriage to Conrad Hilton, Jr has been sold for $121, 875, according to recent reports.

Taylor wore the shell-white satin gown when she wed hotel magnate Hilton in 1950 – the first of seven marriages for the two-time Academy Award winner.

As previously reported by EntertainmentWise, the lavish dress was expected to sell for more than £50,000 after being included in an auction at Christie's on Wednesday (June 26).

However, the final sum eclipsed that figure when it was snapped up by an unnamed institution.

The actress was gifted the dress by film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor for her big day, but the wedding proved to be short lived and Taylor divorced Hilton – the grandfather of socialite Paris – just nine-months later.

Legendary: Dame Elizabeth Taylor in her later years (WENN)

With a 20-inch wide built in corset,15-yard train and seed pearls, the sweeping gown took nimble-fingered seamstresses three months to finish.

“The dress is inextricably tied to the golden age of Hollywood, as well as the extraordinary life and career of the star who wore it,” said Christie's director Nicolette Tomkinson.

“Since it was unveiled, it has attained global appreciation, resulting in competitive bidding for it today.”

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