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Barbra Streisand’s Many Hats: A Tribute to Her Most Show-Stopping Costumes


At the age of 74, the singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker Barbra Streisand has had too many fabulous stage and film costumes to count. In addition to stealing the show on the red carpet and front row at fashion week, Babs won the hearts of audiences with her bold wardrobe choices, from her mini dresses and go-go boots in The Owl and the Pussycat to her elaborate costumes in Funny Girl to her many feathered hats in Hello, Dolly!, to her stunning concert gowns. But, fun fact: all of Streisand’s costumes in A Star is Born came straight from her own closet.

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“The Owl and the Pussycat” (1970)
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Streisand in “The Owl and the Kitten,” 1970.

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“My Name is Barbra” on CBS (1965)
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Streisand adjusts her top hat as she tapes a scene inside the Fifth Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman for her ‘My Name is Barbra’ CBS television special in 1965.

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“Funny Girl” (1968)
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Streisand wearing a bedazzled gown for the film “Funny Girl” in 1968.

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“Hello, Dolly!” (1969)
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“Color Me Barbra” on CBS (1966)
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Streisand performs as Cleopatra during the musical special “Color Me Barbra” for CBS in 1966.

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“Hello, Dolly!” (1969)
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Streisand on the set of the film “Hello, Dolly!” in 1969.

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Central Park concert (1967)
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Streisand dressed in a flowing gown as she performs at a concert in Central Park in 1967.

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (1969)
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Streisand on the set of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in 1969 in New York.

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (1969)

Streisand on the set of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in 1969 in New York.

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (1969)
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Streisand wearing sunglasses and a futuristic black, yellow and white outfit on the set of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in 1969 in New York.

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“The Owl and the Pussycat” (1970)
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Streisand in a mini dress and white go-go boots, as Doris in “The Owl And The Pussycat” in 1970.

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“Funny Girl” (1968)
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Streisand as a bride in “Funny Girl” in 1968.

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“Funny Girl” (1968)
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Streisand as the performer Fanny Brice in the musical film “Funny Girl” in 1968.

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“The Main Event” (1979)
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Streisand and Ryan O’Neal in boxing attire in a scene from the film “The Main Event” in 1979.

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Circa 1970
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Streisand wearing a Scottish beret and dress with suspenders in 1970.

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (1969)
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Streisand on the set of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in 1969 in New York.

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“Funny Girl” (1968)
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Streisand on the set of “Funny Girl” with director William Wyler in 1968.

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“The Owl and the Pussycat” (1972)
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Streisand wearing fur and fishnets in the rain in “The Owl and the Pussycat” in 1972.

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“My Name is Barbra” on CBS (1965)
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Streisand performing for the ‘My Name is Barbra’ CBS television special in 1965.

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“Color Me Barbra” on CBS (1966)
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Streisand wears an elegant white babydoll dress during the musical special “Color Me Barbra” for CBS in 1966.