Streisand Style Files

Curated by Fashion Historian Renée Nicole Gray

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  • My Name is Barbra blue middy dress by Bill Blass
    This iconic Bill Blass dress recently found a new owner after being lovingly cared for by fan and collector Lou Papalas for many years before he passed. The dress was first purchased in a 2004 auction for $14,400.00, and in 2024 has resold for $26,000.00. As fans know, this middy dress was worn for act one of My Name Is Barbra (1965). The middy blouse was one of Streisand’s signature looks in the 1960s and […]
  • Attending “Mornings at Seven” on Broadway in a velvet Krizia blazer
    Barbra Streisand wore a copper Krizia blazer over a burgundy Henley shirt while attending a performance of “Mornings at Seven” at the Lyceum Theatre in September, 1980. Embed from Getty Images Krizia is a luxury fashion brand that was founded in 1954 by Italian designer Mariuccia Mandelli (1925-2015). This was notably one of Italy’s first ready-to-wear houses. Mandelli began her adventures in fashion when she bought an old sewing machine and started creating clothes which […]
  • The Top Ten Streisand Moments of 2023
    With the long-awaited release of her autobiography, 2023 has been a monumental year for both Barbra Streisand and her fans. To mark the end of a year filled with so many exciting moments, I’ve compiled my top ten for the annual Streisand year in review. 1: The Long-awaited Release of My Name Is Barbra Over a decade in the making, Streisand finally released her autobiography My Name Is Barbra on November 7, 2023. Alongside this, […]
  • 1969 Academy Awards in Arnold Scaasi
    Barbra Streisand wore a shimmering Arnold Scaasi nude-illusion outfit to the Academy Awards on April 14, 1969. This look caused a sensation after the event and remains one of the most controversial, recognizable, and iconic fashion statements in Oscars history.  Embed from Getty Images The 41st Academy Awards in 1969 broke from tradition in several ways. For the first time, the show was broadcast worldwide to thirty-seven nations, necessitating its move to the Dorothy Chandler […]
  • UCLA Streisand Center lecture appearance
    Barbra Streisand looked radiant as she stepped out on Sept. 12th, 2023 in an elegant and chic black outfit to speak at the inaugural UCLA Barbra Streisand Center lecture. The UCLA Streisand Center was created in 2021 to support research and programming in four focus areas: Truth in the Public Sphere, Impact of Climate Change, Dynamics of Intimacy & Power Between Women and Men, and Impact of Art on the Culture.  This year’s lecture was […]