According to Vanity Fair, Firooz Zahedi’s new book, My Elizabeth, should be on every coffee table, and I’d say judging from these shots, it will be on mine. Elizabeth Taylor was THE quintessential Hollywood star. Her eyes were the most famous in the world, that unforgettable violet blue. Elizabeth (she hated being called Liz) first met photographer Firooz Zahedi in 1976, in Washington, D.C. when he was an art student, and she romantically involved with Ardeshir Zahedi, the ambassador to Iran and Firooz’s cousin. His new friend saw his talent long before he did himself. Firooz spent much of the next two decades, becoming a world-class photographer and capturing moments of Taylor and her friends. These pics –many seen for the first time— are just stunning. Liz is cool, relaxed, and looks like a ton of fun, somebody you’d like to hang out with. If only.
(Photos, Firooz Zahedi; via Vanity Fair)