My Fair Hat

My Fair Lady, the film version of the Broadway play Pygmalion, premiered in New York City on this date in 1964.

Mr. Cecil Beaton won Academy Awards for his dual roles as Art Director and Costume Designer. By his request, the hats were created by Parisian milliner Madame Paulette.

Audrey Hepburn's costume from My Fair Lady on display on mannequin
Audrey Hepburn's Costume from My Fair Lady
Cecil Beaton Costume Designer
Madame Paulette Milliner
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Originally held in the Debbie Reynolds Collection, the impressive dress and hat worn by Audrey Hepburn in the Ascot race scene sold at auction in 2011 for 3.7 million dollars.

Fashionably dressed woman from 1910 standing for photograph
Margain Lacroix Dress
worn for races
1910 Les Modes
Photo by Feliz
The historical accuracy of the costumes from My Fair Lady clearly indicates Cecil Beaton's genius.

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