Art of Style

8 times Barbra Streisand was fashion goals

What better time than the singing, acting and directing legend’s 76th birthday to review her most iconic style hits?

Streisand takes to Chanel’s (usually monochrome) front row in top-to-toe leopard print
Collecting her Best Actress Oscar for Funny Girl, wearing a sparkling (and unknowingly see-through) Arnold Scaasi pantsuit
Showing her playful side in American comedy The Owl and the Pussycat
Streisand boosted the popularity of the baker boy cap after donning one in What’s Up, Doc?, co-starring Ryan O’Neal
The actress sports a quintessential ’70s look in Paris
We’d happily wear this round-frame shades and oversized sweater look right now
Making a case for the skirt suit – a key trend for SS18 – back in the ’90s
Streisand supported the Time’s Up movement at this year’s Golden Globes with an all-black outfit and a rousing speech about overlooked female directors

Over the course of a stellar six-decade career, Barbra Streisand has won Oscar, Grammy, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards. But while her music and movies are seminal, they can’t overshadow her inimitable style. Channeling everything from androgyny to bohemia over the years, the actress, singer and director is a showgirl at heart. From the head-to-toe leopard-print look she wore to the 1966 Chanel show, to the headline-grabbing Arnold Scaasi pantsuit she chose to collect her first Academy Award in 1969, her theatrical streak clearly extends to her closet. This season her influence was felt everywhere from Attico’s flamboyant dresses to Saint Laurent’s party-girl style. And it didn’t stop with the clothes: the kohl cat-eyes that makeup artists Val Garland and Diane Kendal designed for Erdem and Marc Jacobs’ shows were more than a little reminiscent of the beauty look that Streisand owned in the ’60s. Jacobs even sent silk turbans down the runway that looked as though they could have been pilfered from Streisand’s own collection…

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