Model Coco Rocha to Channel Elizabeth Taylor at Met Gala
By Lorena Blas, USA TODAY
It’s the fashion world’s equivalent of the Oscars, so it’s no wonder models and stars want to go all out for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Model Coco Rocha will merge the fashion and entertainment worlds at Monday’s event by wearing a vintage Givenchy outfit previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Rocha bought the yellow and fuschia jumpsuit and jacket at auction in December.
"I’ve always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor," says Rocha, 23. ,"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."
Gala guests can try to spot a souvenir on the outfit. “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,” Rocha says.