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Julie Harris: Designer For Beatles And James Bond Dies At 94

Julie Harris, designer for the Beatles and James Bond, has died at the age of 94.

The fashion designer died on Sunday, May 31 at a London hospital after suffering from a chest infection, Jo Botting, a British Film Institute curator and Julie Harris’ friend, told the Associated Press.

Harris, an Oscar-winning fashion designer, became famous in the ’60s and even dressed the Beatles for both A Hard Day’s Night (1964) and Help! (1965).

“I must be one of the few people who can claim they have seen John, Paul, George and Ringo naked,” she later said.

In 1965, Julie won an Oscar for her work on Darling, which the Washington Post describes as “a style-setting film about London models and media types that starred Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie.” She also won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for the Michael Caine comedy The Wrong Box (1966).

“She badgered me to make the skirts shorter,” Harris said of Christie. “And she was right.”

Julie Harris worked on the James Bond film Casino Royale in 1967, where she dressed Ursula Andress. In 1973, she created costumes for Roger Moore’s first time as 007 in Live and Let Die. She also designed for Frank Langella in a Dracula (1979) and for The Great Muppet Caper (1981).

“In a career that embraced more than 80 films and television productions, as well as several stage plays, Julie worked with some of the greatest international stars in the history of cinema, and for some of its most legendary directors and producers,” Jo Botting said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “Her outstanding work was constantly nominated for awards. She was an amazing woman.”

Julie Harris was one of the best fashion designers in the world, and will truly be missed.

[Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images]

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