GREAT OUTFITS IN FASHION HISTORY: JULIE ANDREWS’ BILLOWING 1968 OSCARS DRESS

There are those celebrity style moments that fit perfectly, and then there are the moments that really stick with you, the moments you desperately try to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History’, Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

When you think of Julie Andrews, you probably think of her legendary contributions to cinema in “The Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins” and of course, “The Princess Diaries.” A truly international treasure trove of art, Andrews quickly became a beloved figure and, in many ways, an ideal celebrity.

Between roles like Maria and Mary, Andrews is often considered a skilled actor. She once said, “I hate healthy words, Richard Burton called me once and said, ‘Did you know you’re my only top lady I’ve never slept with?’ I said, “Well, please don’t tell people, that’s the worst picture.” Her appearance at the 1968 Academy Awards seemed to be the first measure a performer took when trying trying to move from the certified ‘good girl’ to a sharper version of herself.

As future Dame prepares to star in films like “Darling Lilli” (which will feature her taking a shower and doing a striptease), she’s already planning a version of the “soft warm-up.” ‘ 1960s, trying to mature herself in her dress at the edgy and charismatic 1968 Oscars.

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