This is an orginal hoop dress produced as part of the costumes designed by
Walter Plunkett for the MGM classic , Raintree County, 1956. Elizabeth Taylor is seen wearing the hoop dress if not a similar one in an opening scene, where she is having her portart taken.
The hoop dress has a colour swat that indicates which dress it is to be worn under. It is worn under the dark red dress in the scene where Elizabeth Taylor frantically throws her child hood dolls against that wall and smashes them and their dark secret. The hoop dress is made of bamboo hoops, the lace and tulle is nylon.
Elizabeth Taylor and the scene number is hand written on the waist band. The dress came accompanied also with a hand written sign that indicates that it was not to be hired out as it was worn by Elizabeth Taylor. The dress took a world win tour before finding its way to Australia and to this collection. A bitter sweet experience for Angela Schneider at Tindsel and Stars, who gained peace of mind in knowing the dresses final resting place here in the Elizabeth Taylor collection.
The fabric for the crinoline is made from marquesitte. The corset/ bodice is made of coutil.