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NEW YORK — There must have been something in the air, because a number of designers were inspired by an unexpected heroine, Eliza Doolittle, for fall. The result: charming styles, channeling a pre-makeover Eliza, that melded the urchin and the flower girl in oversized men’s wear coats, flounced skirts and raffish little scarves.

Photos by John Aquino, George Chinsee, Giovanni Giannoni, Thomas Iannaccone and David Turner