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We already knew that model and Met Ball vet Coco Rocha would not be wearing Prada to tonight's Costume Institute Gala, but now we know exactly what she will be wearing: A vintage Givenchy jumpsuit. And not just any vintage jumpsuit. According to an interview Rocha gave USA Today, this saffron and fuschia number once belonged to none other than Elizabeth Taylor, and was purchased by Rocha via a Christie's auction last December for $3,250.
"I've always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor," Rocha told USA Today. "For me, it was her wardrobe that was really impressive. Here was a celebrity who, in the time before stylists and professionals picking your wardrobe, always looked amazing."
Anyone near enough to the model tonight to inspect her outfit can also indulge in some bonus Elizabeth Taylor history."If you look carefully, you can see the suit has this very faint red wine stain on it. After I had it cleaned I took it to show the editors at Vogue and we could still see the stain. We all agreed that since it was Liz Taylor's wine stain, it's OK to wear as is." Here, here.
· Model Coco Rocha to channel Elizabeth Taylor at Met Gala [USAToday]
· Coco Rocha Is Not Allowed To Wear Prada to This Year's Met Ball [Racked]