private icon: cleopatra

walk like an egyptian.

by rebecca willa davis

That shiny, sleek black bob. The body-hugging dress. The winged, perfectly drawn eyeliner. The ornately patterned gold jewelry.

Yes, Cleopatra's look was an iconic one--especially when she was embodied by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film. The movie, which when adjusted for inflation is considered one of the most expensive films ever made, captured--in Hollywood form--what life was like for the young Queen of Egypt. And though more than 2000 years have passed since Cleopatra's death, on the 50th anniversary of the film's release, Taylor's look is just as regal as ever.

Pick up the 50th Anniversary Collection copy of the film on Blu-Ray, which comes out today, and then put together an outfit that's just as inspired.

Bumble & bumble Shine On (And On) Finishing Spray - $27

Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen - $22

Bebe Janine Metal & Leather Strap Sandal - $159

Topshop Black Grecian Maxi Cover Up - $56

Guess Gold-Tone Fish-Scale Earrings - $18

Cleopatra 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition - $16.99

Asos Pharaoh Necklace - $30.77