Own a major slice of iconic celebrity history! An important and truly stunning sequin sailor novelty evening ensemble custom made for Barbra Streisand's concert ventures during 1963. This gorgeous look, which comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity from Barbra Streisand, truly embodies the essence of this beloved superstar. As stated in Vice Magazine, “For her 1963 television appearance on The Judy Garland Show, Streisand styled her hair in a classic bob haircut and performed through several costume changes, including a white silk sailor suit—a piece that she continued to reference or even re-wear in subsequent performances throughout the decade."
The legendary cream and black sailor-style suit was created to light up the stage with fantastic sparkle. The sequin blouse represents weeks of couture hand-beading at the highest level. I just adore the bold stripe trim and front bow-tie. The matching cream maxi skirt has a seductive 22 inch side slit which balances beautifully with the blouse. Early custom Barbra Streisand garments are almost never found on the open market. It is even more rare to find one that is so identifiable as Barbra Streisand. As shown, the Barbra Barbie doll was released by Mattel in 2009 and their outfit choice confirms this signature look. She will truly go down in history as one of our great American talents earning Grammys, Emmys, a Tony and a Peabody for her work. This is such a museum worthy piece of fashion and celebrity history that will instantly become a favorite in your collection.
Bust: 36-37 inches
Sleeve Length: 24 inches
Total Length: 23 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 42 inches
This Barbra Streisand custom couture gown ensemble is in excellent condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. The construction of both pieces is impeccable. Blouse has front hidden snap closure and side hand-set metal zipper. Skirt complete with hidden grosgrain boned waistband and rear zipper. Only sign of age are a few missing sequins which are hard to notice when worn. Barbra Streisand’s incomparable style, beauty, and personality are captured in this wonderful outfit from her early fame. Highly wearable and a collector's piece that will continue to increase in value.