Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Marissa Irwin Models For The Elizabeth Taylor Auction

Barbizon of Akron graduate, Marissa Irwin, is making our headlines once again. Marissa had the unique opportunity to model for The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor Auction, which was held at the famed Christie’s Auction House in New York City.

Marissa wore a simple black dress while she stood next to and showcased some of actress Elizabeth Taylor’s most exquisite jewelry, memorabilia and haute couture fashions. “It was amazing being a part of history and being privileged to come so close to her jewelry,” Marissa said of the experience. To get to be so close to such amazing jewelry is like something right out of the movies…or a dream!

Although no cameras were allowed inside the exclusive event, you can go to the Christies website and see all of the glamorous items from the Elizabeth Taylor collection that were auctioned off, including jewelry from Bvlgari and Cartier, and haute couture from Chanel and Valentino. Taylor’s famed 33 carat diamond ring (pictured right) was auctioned off for a staggering 7 million dollars!

All of us at Barbizon of Akron and Pro-Model & Talent are so excited for Marissa that she was chosen to be a part of something so incredibly spectacular! We’re so envious that she was able to see such beautiful pieces up-close, as Marissa said, “It was a night I will never forget” and we’re sure she won’t forget this experience of a lifetime.