Fashionable Females: Eliza Doolittle of Pygmalion/My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle, a character made famous to modern audiences in the 1964 movie musical My Fair Lady (which was based on the play “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw), is not a character many would associate with modern Parisian fashion– but now she is. Eliza Doolittle (see photo 1; Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza) was the inspiration behind the Louis Vuitton (see photo 2) and Marc Jacobs (see photo 3) Fall/Winter runways. From the Victorian silhouettes, the exaggerated hats, and mixture of prints, all I could think of was dear Eliza singing “Wouldn’t It be Lovely?”. I really love the hats from Marc Jacobs and the purses from Louis Vuitton, but I do not particularly care for the dresses from either collection. I do not deny that that they are unique and well made, they are just not my style at all. Although, I have a feeling that Eliza would love them.

What do you think of the collections by Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs? And what do you think of Eliza Doolittle as an inspiration?

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