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Elizabeth Taylor collection debuts in LA

Elizabeth Taylor's jewellery collection "had to" start in Los Angeles.

The edited collection of her jewellery, couture and selected movie memorabilia will debut at LA's MOCA on Thursday.

After this, the collection will go on a two month world tour that finishes in Christie's in New York. Here there will be a two-week-long auction of the iconic items.

"We really didn't have to second-guess where to start the American tour, it had to be Los Angeles," Brett Sherlock of Christie's told Style.com.

The assortment is a perfect encapsulation of Hollywood glamour.

It has been dubbed the greatest assembly that Christie's has ever presented.

It includes two of Elizabeth's Academy Awards, her framed Warhol print and some of her full length Dior gowns. Her namesake ring, which was bought for her by Richard Burton, is also on display.

It is estimated to make around $3.5 million when it goes up for auction in December.

"This is the highest-profile auction we do," Brett confirmed. "We've given over our entire Rockefeller Center headquarters for this 2,000-item event."

Elizabeth Taylor was one of the world's most famous film stars, starring in Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. She was recognised for her both acting talents and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.

The tour and auction are already causing sell out crowds and organisers are extending hours to meet the public demand.

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