Between ballads and songs, the romance of Sandy and Danny Zuko (John Travolta) is at the center of the narrative. Following their picturesque summer love, they go out of their way to get around their groups. Although Danny does his best to fit in with the preppy crowd, he is beside himself when Sandy arrives at the school carnival showing off a new style. With the help of the Pink Ladies, Sandy shows off her rebellious side in tight leather pants, a black off-the-shoulder top and a bright red lip. Newton John wrote an insightful essay for PerthNow about Sandy’s stunning transformation, and here she touched on collaborating with Albert Volsky on her character’s stunning final costume…and the awkward situation she faced trying it on for the first time.
“When I first tried on these pants, the zipper was broken and Albert didn’t want to tear them up trying to put the new ones on or take the old ones off. Instead, I sewed them into them every morning! Newton-John reveals in the article. “My first thought after hearing this elaborate fashion decision: what if I need to pee? What am I going to do?”
Despite how difficult it was to fit into the suit, all the hard work has certainly paid off. The final musical number “We Walk Together” is accompanied by amazing choreography, and Newton-John does not miss a single step. Sandy assumes her new identity as she says goodbye to the passenger seat of Danny’s flatbed car, a scene that seems strangely poignant after the actress’s passing.