The Marc Bohan Christian Dior gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor at the 33rd Academy Awards in 1961 was recently found packed in plastic luggage.

This particular creation along with other clothes found in the same collection will be sold on December 12, at an auction by Kerry Taylor Auctions. Its sale price is estimated to reach $126,000.

Elizabeth Taylor thought the dress, which consisted of a green chiffon top and a beige skirt with brocade floral appliqué, was a charm.

During the Academy Awards night on April 18, 1961, Elizabeth Taylor wore the dress with long evening gloves and diamond and pearl earrings.

She didn’t have much of a chance to win, as she was nominated four more times for the Best Actress Oscar and didn’t win. Also during this time she was receiving negative press comments due to her controversial marriage to Eddie Fisher in 1959. Many accused Taylor of “stealing” Fisher from fellow actress and friend Debbie Reynolds.

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However, she prevailed that night, winning Best Actress for her role in “Butterfield 8,” in which she played a Manhattan call girl who has a tragic relationship with a wealthy married man.

The auction will include Elizabeth Taylor’s white cotton ensemble, a Tiziani by Karl Lagerfeld couture cocktail dress and her robe designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

The luggage was found and donated by Gaston and Ann Sans, close family friends and employees of Taylor’s. The two had worked for the actress since the 1950s and often accompanied her on her travels.