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Julie Harris, Academy Award-winning designer who dressed 007 Bond and the Beatles, dies at 94

In this June 26, 1966 file photo, Oscar-winning British costume designer Julie Harris, right, watches actress Ursula Andress on the set of the James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. Julie Harris, an Academy Award-winning costume designer who outfitted James Bond and The Beatles, had died aged 94.
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June 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM

LONDON - Julie Harris, an Academy Award-winning costume designer who outfitted James Bond and The Beatles, has died at 94.

Jo Botting, a British Film Institute curator and friend, said Harris died Saturday at a London hospital after suffering from a chest infection.

Harris played a major role in capturing the look of 1960s "Swinging London" on film. She dressed The Beatles for both "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" — saying later, "I must be one of the few people who can claim they have seen John, Paul, George and Ringo naked."

She won an Oscar for "Darling," a style-setting film about London models and media types starring Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie, and a British film award, the BAFTA, for the 1966 Michael Caine comedy "The Wrong Box."

Harris worked on the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale" in 1967, and created costumes for Roger Moore's first outing as 007, "Live and Let Die," in 1973. She designed for a vampiric Frank Langella in a 1979 version of "Dracula," and for "The Great Muppet Caper" in 1981.

Harris is survived by her goddaughter, Serena Dilnot.

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