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June 19, 2013
Okay, I'm just going to put it out there... the bathing suit. Love it? Hate it? Dread it? What's your preference when it comes to summer time fun by the pool or on the beach and being comfortable? Maybe this little number for pool side: No? Maybe for that 'black tie' pool party affair? Okay, I'm kidding! The faux diamonds may get in the way of a swan dive. Actually this was a costume that Bob Mackie designed for one of the shows in Las Vegas. Beautiful isn't it? On a more serious note... back to the bathing suit. I...
May 20, 2013
Happy Birthday to one of Mackie's favorite muses, Cher! For over forty years, Cher and Bob have maintained not just a wonderful working relationship, but have also nurtured a close friendship. Cher is the true personification of Bob's famous quote, "When you choose a Mackie, you dare to be noticed." In her 67 years, Cher has not only dared to be noticed but commanded global attention with her astounding 45 year career, spanning music, movies, and television. Bob has designed many iconic gowns for Cher, including her 1986 Oscar dress (pictured above). What sets Cher apart...
May 02, 2013
Last week, to showcase the eclectic inspiration behind her Material Girl line, the Macy's in Century City, Los Angeles, hosted a special one night only event- a retrospective of Madonna's most famous outfits. Only eight outfits were on display and Bob's glamorous dress was a fan favorite! For two hours, fans got a chance to get up close and personal with some of the singer's iconic ensembles, including the incredible white pearl-encrusted Bob Mackie dress she wore to the 1991 Oscars. It was an epic night for Hollywood-- Madonna channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe with the form fitting Mackie, fur stole, sparkling jewels,...
January 14, 2013
A classic never goes out of style. Case in point, Bob Mackie's timeless designs. Last week, two very popular sources for fashion highlighted wearing vintage Mackie to amp up your current style. Refinery29 included a dress from Bob's 1984 Resort Collection, which has more information at 1stdibs. Touting vintage frocks as a "way to stand apart from the ready-to-wear masses," R29 echoed the Bob Mackie motto of "When a woman wears a Mackie, she dares to be noticed." Here's the original picture from back in the day and the dress as it appears on 1stdibs now: Nasty Gal, a...