03/29/2012 02:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Barbra Streisand's Boots Were Made For Walking: A Look Back

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Barbra Streisand in 1966 a year before she started filming "Funny Girl," the film that would earn her an Academy Award for her portrayal of singing comedienne Fannie Brice. Babs' big break was not unlike Brice's own rise to fame: a Brooklyn-raised Jewish girl with ambition, raw talent and comedic timing lands herself in front of the right casting director at the right time, and world wide fame ensues. She's just celebrated her 50th anniversary in show business and has become an EGOT (the winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) in that time. The now 70-year-old leading lady will lend her vocal talents to another Broadway musical film adaptation when "Gypsy" hits the big screen. What do you think of the look that launched her career?

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that the photo was taken just before Streisand began filming "Funny Girl." She began work on the film in 1967.