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Liz Taylor's first wedding dress fetches $188K

The gown that Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor wore for her first wedding to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr. has been sold for a whopping $187,931 at an auction in London.

Liz Taylor's first wedding dress fetches $188K

A Christie´s employee adjusts Elizabeth Taylor´s first wedding dress, designed by the legendary costume designer Helen Rose, at the auction house Christie´s in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The wedding dress is part of the auction 120 years of Pop Culture, which is showcasing important memorabilia dating from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the ubiquitous industries of film and music. The estimated price is 30,000 ñ 50,000 pound (46,000-78,000 dollars). (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A Christie's employee adjusts Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress, designed by the legendary costume designer Helen Rose, at the auction house Christie's in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The wedding dress is part of the auction 120 years of Pop Culture, which is showcasing important memorabilia dating from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the ubiquitous industries of film and music. The estimated price is 30,000 ñ 50,000 pound (46,000-78,000 dollars). (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) ASSOCIATED PRESS

The gown that Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor wore for her first wedding to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr. has been sold for a whopping 121,875 pounds (or $187,931) at an auction in London.

The sale price more than doubled the highest estimate.

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