Orlando was the unusual ‘immortal’ that was the ‘star’ of Virginia Woolf’s novel with his name as the title – like a bold and brazen theatre marquee. When I first read the book, I was intrigued by the presence of such a character being portrayed before ‘immortals’ who drifted through time became popular and eventually trendy marketing hooks and ‘comic book prototypes’. Who would have thought that the character of Orlando would become famous, not for his immortality, but for his appearance and style, becoming the muse behind haute couture runway creations one hundred years later?
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How Virginia Woolf’s Time-Traveling Androgynous Hero Became Shorthand for Fashion’s Genderless Future Sophie Wilson on the Liberation Looks Inspired by OrlandoHow Virginia Woolf’s Time-Traveling Androgynous Hero Became Shorthand for Fashion’s Genderless Future ‹ Literary Hub