American Horror Story: Coven wasn’t just packed with (gory) plot twists, there were also plenty of sartorial surprises.
“This season [series creator Ryan Murphy] wanted each character to have an iconic look,” AHS costume designer Lou Eyrich told EW. “I had not done a television series on location before, so [I had to] get to know a new city and where to find the things I’d need for an 1830s flashback or a Salem witch hunt. Where do you find stylized witch wear in New Orleans?”
Characters like Fiona (Jessica Lange) and Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) got to slip into labels like Givenchy, Gucci, Lanvin, and Prada but it was Myrtle Snow who channeled Murphy’s personal fashion favorites.
“I love all that stuff. I was like, ‘Let’s write a monologue and I can put all my obsessions in,'” Murphy said of Myrtle’s episode 11 monologue, which included references to stylish socialite Lee Radziwill and iconic designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
Click through the gallery to relive Myrtle’s top 5 fashion witticisms.
“Protect the Coven” (Episode 11 )
“I had a love like that once,” Myrtle cries, “Egon von Furstenberg. He dumped me, but everything worked out all right in the end. You know why? Because he went on to marry the divine Diane. And without Egon’s support, Diane von Furstenberg never would have created the greatest invention of the century: The wrap dress!”