Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland donned these matching red and white checked outfits for the “Hooray For Love” Medley segment of “The Judy Garland Show”, which aired Oct 6, 1963.
This look was designed by Ray Aghayan (1928-2011), who was assisted by Bob Mackie (his life partner.) Aghayan designed his first dress at age 13 for a member of the royal court of the Shah in Iran. He and Mackie won the first ever Emmy Award for costume design in 1967. They would go on to create all costumes for “Funny Lady” in 1975. These cotton blend, checked mod, button down shirts were such a popular style in the 60’s that they were mass manufactured by Sears.
Aghayan combined these with another popular mod look at the time-white skinny pants & white ballerina flats. Skinny pants hit their stride in the 50’s and 60’s when stars like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day wore them frequently. Additionally, Butterick released a number of sewing patterns for slim-fit pants, making the style more accessible to the average woman than ever. The skinny jean was the “it” pant for the whole decade, until the 1970’s when they were swapped out for bell-bottoms. Skinnies have made a comeback in the 00’s in the form of jeans.