Don’t you dare rain on his parade.
Barbra Streisand spoke to The New York Times on Monday about her new memoir, “My Name Is Barbra,” explaining why she decided to focus so much on fashion in the book and how liberating it is at 81 to not worry about what people think. what she wears.
In the interview, the “Funny Girl” star said she believes “people should express themselves and wear what they feel every day.” And it has nothing to do with age.
Streisand – who Alec Baldwin recently called “the sexiest woman ever” – said she was careful not to dress sensually early in her career, explaining: “I was too afraid to ‘be seen that way at that time. Now I’m too old to care.
In fact, it was Streisand who came up with the idea to pose without pants – “just legs” – for the cover of W magazine in 2016.
While she may not have worn overly racy outfits in the ’60s and ’70s, the “Yentl” actress made a statement in another way, sharing that she never “just followed style of the day “.
“I had other images in mind. I was inspired by period films, museum paintings and those fabulous Mucha posters by Sarah Bernhardt that I first saw when I was a teenager,” Streisand said.
During her first performances in New York piano bars, she imagined her own look, like “a high-necked, long-sleeved turn-of-the-century Persian vest.”
“I didn’t identify with the conventional type of dress that most nightclub singers wore,” she said.
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And while her style has evolved over the years, the “Way We Were” singer has always stayed true to herself, even using pieces from her personal wardrobe in films like “The Prince of Tides.”
Ultimately, Streisand said the way women dress should not impact what people think of them.
“As I wrote in my book, ‘Why Women Can’t Fulfill And attractive, strong And sensitive, intelligent And sensual?’” she shared.
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