I’m clearly on a Julie Harris obsession…here are the Beatles singing Happy Birthday to her..


Nthe beatles and Julie Harris on her birthday

Nbeatles singing Happy birthday

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Imagine having the Beatles sing you Happy Birthday, well, that is what happened to Julie Harris when she was the costume designer on 'A Hard Day's Night' in 1964, she also did the costumes for Help in 1965. Julie won the Oscar for the costumes in Darling when John Schlesinger's boyfriend who was supposed to do them hadn't done anything on the film, so one week before the shoot, Julie Harris was pulled in to save the day. She got her only Oscar for that film.

In a career that spanned three decades Julie Harris designed costumes for  80 films including TV.  She worked with all the greats from Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Losey, Richard Lester, John Schlesinger, Norman Jewison, John Badham, Jim Henson  and Billy Wilder  and actors like Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie, Laurence Harvey, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole, Michael Redgrave, Petula Clark, Roger Moore, Jane Seymour, James Caan, Maud Adams, Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes, John Cleese, Peter Falk, Peter Ustinov, Frank Langella, Diana Rigg, Laurence Olivier,  and one of her favorites, Richard Chamberlain. 

I cannot tell you enough times what a genuine pleasure it was to meet this woman. I do believe when she said, please visit me again when you come to London that she sincerely meant it.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.