Elizabeth Taylor Kim Kardashian Tribute Photos Harpers Bazaar Interview

The world stopped for a moment in time this morning when the legendary Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away.

An era in time is over.

Elizabeth Taylor’s achievements in film were outstanding. How can we forget her as a teenager in National Velvet? Then A Place in the Sun with Montgomery Clift when her tulle “daisy” dress became the most copied dress of all time for debutantes. Her performance with Paul Newman in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Rock Hudson and James Dean in Giant, Butterfield 8 with Eddie Fisher (which earned her, her first Academy Award), Cleopatra (the start of her life-time, love affair with Richard Burton) and her next Academy Award winning performance for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? solidified her international elite status above and beyond any other female actor of her day.

Her continual and undying philanthropic work for AIDS gave the world hope, promise and awareness.

This year, one of the greatest highlights of my entire life was when I was asked to remake Cleopatra for Harper’s Bazaar magazine in a fashion shoot. Not only did I get to wear Dame Elizabeth’s original clothing from the movie, but I got to interview her for this piece! I never felt so lucky and fortunate; it was truly the greatest honor and dream of mine to be the iconic “Elizabeth Taylor” for one day! As I got to know her, I saw her beauty both inside and out, loved her humor and business mind and her spirit for life was truly amazing and contagious.

Unfortunately, this was Ms. Taylor’s last interview ever and her last tweet was about our piece in Bazaar together. I am so very grateful to have had this amazing and phenomenal experience personally with my life-time idol, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Everyone remembers Elizabeth Taylor’s famed and celebrated marriages along with her beautiful, acquired and renowned jewelry collection over the years.

But for me, as I sadly write this piece, I know that interviewing and getting to know Elizabeth Taylor will always be the real “jewel” in my life!


Comments (36)

  1. ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011


    • ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

      wow that is so sad.. when i heard that on the news this morning all i could think about was your interview with her in Harpers Bazaar. You are truly blessed to have been able to spend that quality time with Elizabeth and i know you will remember it forever. God bless. RIP Elizabeth Taylor. luv you.

      • ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

        kim you are to me what Elizabeth Taylor is to you..

        • ~*~ DáMary ~*~  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

          RIP Liz Taylor

          • chary  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

            a real loss to the show, these much better than many of us, ahorta these next to your best friend …..RIP LIZ

          • courtneycates  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

            “kim you are to me what Elizabeth Taylor is to you” FARZEEN you couldnt have said it any better!! thats exactly how i feel! RIP Liz taylor

            love you kim! Don’t let this loss get you down! You have so many amazing things going for you right now! We all believe in you kim!

          • anita 22  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2011

            She really was a legend. Kim, I know she is your idol and this loss has affected you. I’m sorry. For what it’s worth you are my idol and I wish you all the happinnes of this world! Love you.

          • ~*~ DáMary ~*~  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2011

            The End of an Era.

          • anumiloo12  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2011

            My friends told me about — Bl ackw hiteCu pid. C’ 0- M —–told It’s the best pl’ace to me’et excellent sin’gles. Come in and stay a while. Complete your profi’le. Post a message, a picture of yourself and check out the ph’oto galleries.

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          • ..::* ♥Mrs. Aracely Sanchez 2610♥ *::..  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2011

            R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor, The most gorgeous eyes ever have shut forever. I always buy her perfume Elizabeth Forever around winter time, love it!

          • krazykris  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2011

            My mom used to call her the most beautiful woman alive > what a compliment! RIP Elizabeth U won’t be forgotten! xxoo

        • butterfly  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2011

          That’s so sweet Farzeen! Liz Taylor was one of a kind, that’s for sure!

    • Monica  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2011

      Ditto to what Frazeen said!! You are our legend! RIP Elizabeth!

    • ramses  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2011

      What told you
      Zak FAIZ

  2. thelindaaam  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    RIP Elizabeth Taylor. This makes me cry.. ;-(
    We all will love you forever.

    Kim, you’re lucky that had chance to met Ms. Taylor and I’m dreaming to one day interviewing you as my STYLE ICON. X

  3. mary monroe  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor is one of the best style icon’s in Hollywood. She created her fragrance empire, was featured in many films, also her famous collection of iconic jewelry! She was amazing…What an honor to have interviewed and met with Elizabeth Taylor, as it is sad to many of Elizabeth’s fans to hear of her passing, it must feel different for you since you have actually interviewed her not to long ago…

    God bless her, she’s in a better place..A beauty never forgotten<3

  4. mary-anne_  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    RIP, I was thinking about your interview with her this morning as well! Kim when I was reading your post now, I really got so, so emotional.Was really deep and I believe that y were so, so blessed to be with her on her last interview ever, Liz Taylor The Legend! Thank you Kim for sharing your feelings and your life in general with us on your blog. Mary-Anne

  5. kkzthebest!  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    She was the fashionista of the past, and you are the fashionista of today, tomorrow and future. Love you bunches Kimberly!

  6. kkzthebest!  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    http://www.countdowntohollywood.weebly.com…..(sorry it took me so long to get this one written! I had some trouble earlier trying to think of a subject.)

  7. erika  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    May she rest in peace, she was a true icon and will always be remembered! My heart goes out to all her family and friends.

  8. aggie9012  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    Thank you for posting your feelings about Elizabeth Taylor on facebook. I have always felt a kinship to her because I was born on her birthday, 34 years later of course. It is truly a sad day with her death; and I appreciate you posting those great pictures of her, and the interview you did with her. She no doubt lived life to the fullest; and is the last glamorous iconic hollywood legend produced by the “old hollywood machine”. Her perfumes are unbelievable; take heed in her fragrances because they are all about her elegance, beauty and tenacity. You are an exceptionally beautiful woman Kim, be smart in how you steer your career and in the products you develop and endorce. Your heart and soul need to be in the fragrances that you develop and put your name on.. Test all the ones Elizabeth Taylor made; and feel the fragrance and embodiment of her heart and soul. Follow her ideals and visions KIm, and you will be successful in your own right.

    Thank you again,

  9. courtneycates  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    LOVE YOU KIM! rip liz taylor, this was terrible news…

  10. Dámary Campos  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011

    She will be missed:(

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