Follow the transformation of this shimmering ballgown costume, once worn by Julie Andrews on the West End stage.
This fragile silk costume was famously worn by Julie Andrews – star of the classic musical My Fair Lady – in her role as cockney flower seller-turned society lady Eliza Doolittle. Designed in the 1950s by iconic designer and photographer Cecil Beaton, the dress was influenced by Beaton's glamorous mid-century fashion photography. In preparation for the display Re:imagining Musicals, we follow the gown's transformation in our Conservation studio, and take a look at other influential Cecil Beaton designs for My Fair Lady in our collection.
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