Barbra Streisand wore this deep rose gown to the Golden Globe Awards on January 29th, 1977. On this night she won the award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy for “A Star Is Born” (1976) and Best Original Song (Evergreen). The film had been nominated for five Golden Globes that night and won them all.
Jean Muir (1928-1995) was a British fashion designer. She claimed she was able to knit, sew and embroider by the age of six. At seventeen she took a job at Liberty & Co where she worked her way up from the stockroom to selling over the counter. Eventually she was given the opportunity to sketch for their ready to wear department, which led to her becoming lead designer for Jaeger in 1956. Muir launched her own label “Jane & Jane” in 1964 to much success.
Ten years later she sold the company and founded Jean Muir Ltd. Muir’s designs are best known for their focus on form and fluidity. They are understated, elegant and effortless. She rarely used decoration on her garments aside from some pin tucking, functional buttons or parallel topstitching. After Muir’s death her company continued through 2007 before closing permanently. Today her iconic designs are showcased in museums worldwide. Muir’s former muse and model Joann Lumly once said “You don’t go about being in fashion in Jean Muir, you go about being in Jean Muir, which is kind of beyond fashion, you know.”
Barbra’s pink two piece jersey outfit was made from 100% rayon. The shift top features gathering and ruffle at the jewel neckline. Shoulder pads give way to elbow length belle sleeves with wide cuffs and parallel topstitching. This stitch continues through the curved hemline of the top and at the bottom of the flowing skirt. Muir’s trademark pin tucking runs horizontally at the top of each shoulder. Barbra paired this with the silver and pink art deco necklace which she previously wore in “Funny Girl” and the “A Happening In Central Park” concert.