ICYMI: Heart Evangelista recreated a 'Pretty Woman' scene during her LA trip

Published September 1, 2021, 12:12 PM

by John Legaspi

After playing Holly Golightly for a social media video in her recent trip in New York, Filipina actress Heart Evangelista paid homage to another stylish film. This time, she served a “Pretty Woman” moment when she was in Los Angeles, and it would be a “big, huge mistake” not to see it.

Heart Evangelista channeling Julia Roberts’ character in “Pretty Woman”

Shot in the shopping district of Rodeo Dr. with Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” song in the background, the video features the style icon shopping for clothes and was asked to leave by a store personnel, which stylist Kat Cruz gamely portrayed. After being dolled up, Heart came back to the shop and even delivered Vivian Ward’s iconic line.

The video is a nod to Gary Marshall’s 1990 rom-com flick “Pretty Woman,” which stars Julia Roberts as its lead. It garnered such a fanbase that it remains to be one of the highest-grossing romantic movies of all time for Julia and co-actor Richard Gere’s chemistry, not to mention the chic costumes crafted by designer Marilyn Vance that continue to influence today’s style.

For the scene, Julia was wearing a quintessential ’90s lady dress, a white buttoned knee-length dress with puffed sleeves paired with white gloves and brown clutch and sun hat that echoes the button details. In Heart’s interpretation, she wore a modern take of the look with her white Ulyana Sergeenko Couture dress style with nude pumps and her Hermés Kelly in blue sapphire croc.

Heart definitely looks like a one pretty woman.

Watch Heart as Vivian in this clip.