Barbra Streisand wore this double breasted, wool tweed, Donna Karan suit as she presented keys to thirty two Sunshine Coaches to The Variety Club Of Great Britain on April 19th, 1994. Sunshine Coaches transport disabled children in the UK for residential, educational and recreational trips. These handicapped accessible coaches let them explore places they would never get to otherwise visit. Barbra was in London at the time to perform four shows at Wembley Arena for her “The Concert” tour from April 20th-29th. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales of these shows was donated to The Variety Club. This charity was started in the UK in 1949 with a dinner at The Savoy attended by film moguls, agents and celebrities, all eager to freely donate their time and talent to help raise funds for children. Since then, more than £270 million has been raised by Variety in the UK; funding 5,000+ Sunshine Coaches, almost the same number of wheelchairs, thousands of grants to individual children and life-saving support for children’s hospitals, hospices and youth clubs.
For this appearance, Barbra paired her Donna Karan pants and jacket with a black, flipped up bucket hat and simple black scoop neck shirt. The floor length coat and pants are made from flecked wool tweed.
The Victorian style coat is double breasted, with a notched fold down lapel and ten black buttons down the front. Each sleeve features three black buttons at the wrist. The coat is princess cut and features inverted pleats at the front and back, with two side pockets. The matching wide leg pants have a zipper and hook & eye closure. This set sold at auction in 2004 for $1080.00 USD. #streisandstylefiles#barbrastreisand#donnakaran#streisand#fashion#sunshinecoaches#varietyclub#london#theconcert