Photo: Barbra backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
March 01, 2013, 12:03pm


The Donna Karan New York gown worn by Barbra Streisand in her performance at the 85th Annual Academy awards was designed by Ms. Karan, specifically for the artist. Entitled ‘City Lights’ the black asymmetrical, bias-cut dress is a waterfall of chiffon layers encrusted with matte gold sequins and beads. A long sleeve capelet adds the final layer of chiffon, its back dramatically falling to the floor.

“Everything I do with Barbra is a collaboration­ born of our artistry, our friendship and our love for one another. We’re sisters.” — Donna Karan

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/Wireimage.

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