Barbra Streisand wore this Christian Dior gold lamé jacket to the 29th annual Grammy Awards on Feb 24th, 1987. On this night, Barbra won her eighth Grammy for best female pop vocal performance for “The Broadway Album.” She was also nominated for album of the year. For Streisand, this validation represented “a reaffirmation of the stature and quality of this timeless material.” She also pointed out that she had a hunch she might win since the show was on Feb. 24th, and 24 was her lucky number. She noted that she had been born on the 24th, had her son at 24, and won her first GRAMMY 24 years earlier. “So with your continued support and a little bit of luck, I might just see you again 24 years from tonight.”
Though this Dior look had a matching pants and top, Barbra smartly chose to pair the jacket with an all black, satin shimmering turtleneck dress, which helped break up the monotony of the full gold look pictured. In the 80’s nearly every woman had shiny lamé in their wardobe. Lamé outfits were worn in dazzling colors, paired with high-heel pumps and lots of make-up and accessories.
Barbra’s solid gold lamé duster featured prominent shoulder pads, with a notched collar and three quarter sleeves. The entire jacket is lined in black satin which peeks out at the flipped up cuffs. Metallics have recently made a major fashion comeback. This shimmering look sold at auction in 2009 for $1,250.00 USD.