People, people who love Barbra

The Grammy Awards aren't far off. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, to be precise.

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But if you're one of those folks (and we know you're out there) who think that the annual music awards show's fashion sense has been going steadily downhill ever since Barbra Streisand wore that faaabulous silver "A Star is Born" gown in 1977 to present a Grammy to George Benson, well, you're in luck.

No, she's not going to be on the show (that we know of, anyway) and if she were going, she certainly wouldn't fit into that frock again. No, sirree, it's Donna Karan off-the-shoulder designer pup tents for the diva these days.

But fans can actually see Babs' metallic gown at The Hollywood Museum, located in the historic Max Factor Building, in the exhibit, "Barbra Streisand: The Legacy Collection," through Feb. 1, 2006.

Among the other costumes on display are gowns and wardrobe worn by Streisand in films such as "The Way We Were," "Yentl," "A Star is Born," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," as well as TV shows "My Name is Barbra," "Color Me Barbra," "Judy (Garland) and Friends." There's also a selection of Streisand's elegant evening gowns worn for concerts and special events.

"Streisand is the most accomplished actress-singer-filmmaker of her generation and has millions of devoted fans worldwide," said Donelle Dadigan, president and founder of the museum. "She is the only artist to have received an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, CableACE and Peabody Award."

Photo: Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand in "that dress."
(The Hollywood Museum)