Liberace Extravaganza!

Peeking inside the performer's costume stockpile of Swarovski crystal, satin and silk

Growing up wearing hand-me-downs during the Great Depression, Liberace’s rise to stardom can in some ways be measured by his outfits. From the purchase of his first set of tails to electric costumes adorned in 4,000 light bulbs, Liberace stood alone on a pedestal of style. He made a point of donning outfits that, as he put it, “no one else in show business could …