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Legendary costume designer Julie Harris dies aged 94

Legendary costume designer Julie Harris dies aged 94

Legendary British costume designer Julie Harris died in a London hospital after a short battle with a chest infection had seen her hospitalized at the age of 94. The designer is best remembered for being one of the pioneers of the swinging London scene in the 1960s, which was a period in which the designer won both an Academy Award and a BAFTA for her work. Harris had come to international attention for her Oscar winning work on the British movie Darling starring Julie Christie, The LA Times reports..

Harris was catapulted to fame when she was given the task of designing costumes for The Beatles movie Help and A Hard Days Night says Kevin Seawright on newarkcedc.org. Harris claimed she had seen all the members of The Beatles naked and regularly joked about the fact. Her career also took in a number of James Bond films, which she designed costumes for and was regularly used as a designer during the appearances of Sir Roger Moore as the iconic secret agent.