Photo Coverage: Barbra Streisand's Custom Donna Karan Dress
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
Barbra Streisand backstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Wireimage)