July 19, 2015

Fair Game

Audrey Hepburn and Nicole Kidman

In 1956, Cecil Beaton costumed the debut Broadway production of My Fair Lady, which would earn the prolific photographer and costumer designer a Tony for Best Costume Design. Seven years later, Beaton was celebrated once more for his Eliza Doolittle costumes, this time worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film adaptation of the production. Beaton would win an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and Costume Design for the beloved musical. For the Aussie’s first visit to the Melbourne Derby in November of 2012, Nicole Kidman would channel Doolittle’s monochromatic Ascot ensemble in a dress by L’Wren Scott and hat by Stephen Jones.

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, Costume by Cecil Beaton, 1963.

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, Costume by Cecil Beaton, 1964.

 

Nicole Kidman at the Melbourne Derby, Dress by L'Wren Scott and Hat by Stephen Jones, November 2012.

Nicole Kidman at the Melbourne Derby, Dress by L’Wren Scott and Hat by Stephen Jones, November 2012.

 

 

 

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