Barbra Streisand, the iconic actress and singer, has always marched to the beat of her own drum when it comes to fashion. In a recent interview, Streisand opened up about her unique style choices and why she believes fashion has no age limit.
Breaking the Mold
During the late 1960s, Streisand rose to fame with her incredible talent and starred in hit movies such as “Funny Girl,” “The Way We Were,” “A Star is Born,” and “The Prince of Tides.” However, it wasn’t just her acting skills that set her apart.
Streisand revealed that she always chose to take a different approach to style, inspired by period films, museum art, and even Mucha posters of Sarah Bernhardt. “I guess I looked different, I dressed different,” she explained. “I never just went with the style of the day. I had other images in my head.”
One incident that stands out in Streisand’s memory is the time she wore a pinstripe suit with a low-cut vest and a seductive slit to then-President Clinton’s inaugural gala. A journalist criticized her outfit, claiming it sent a “disturbing signal” and a “coy mixed message.”
Streisand dismissed the criticism, stating, “I thought that writer was reading a lot into that outfit, and it said more about her than about me.” She firmly believes that women can be accomplished and attractive, strong and sensitive, intelligent and sensual.
According to Streisand, fashion should have no boundaries when it comes to age. “People should express themselves and wear whatever they feel on any given day,” she explained. Whether someone is in their 20s or their 80s, fashion is a form of self-expression that should be embraced.
A Glimpse into the Past
Streisand recently released her highly-anticipated memoir, which delves into her remarkable career and personal life. In the book, she shares stories about her famous films, friendships with Marlon Brando and Madeleine Albright, political advocacy, and the fulfillment she has found in her marriage to James Brolin.
The memoir, described as “frank, funny, opinionated, and charming,” has been widely praised since its release in November.
Barbra Streisand continues to be an inspiration, not only for her talent but also for her fearless approach to fashion. Age should never be a barrier for expressing oneself through style, and Streisand reminds us all to embrace our individuality.