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'American Horror Story: Coven': Myrtle Snow wasn't wearing Balenciaga

On the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven, Myrtle Snow (Francis Conroy) walked into the desert in a flowing floor-length crimson dress, presented herself at the stake, and cried out “Balenciaga!” before going up in flames.

We know why Myrtle’s last word was Balenciaga, but was the dress she was wearing when she met her demise from the French fashion label?

Nope.

We asked AHS costume designer Lou Eyrich to tell us what Myrtle wore — and why it wasn’t Balenciaga — and the significance of her final frock. Read on for the answers.

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'American Horror Story: Coven': Myrtle Snow's top 5 fashion witticisms

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.  READ FULL STORY

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