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October 21, 2013
We, at Bob Mackie Design Group, want to extend our sincerest congratulations to our favorite funny lady, Carol Burnett, on her achievement of The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this past weekend. Bob and Carol collaborated together on The Carol Burnett Show, creating some of the most memorable characters and costumes in sketch comedy history. From Princess Winifred to Starlett O'Hara, to Mrs. Wiggins, Bob and Carol have succeeded in bringing laughter into American homes for nearly fifty years. The ceremony brought together the best of comedy's veterans and current stars, such as Julie Andrews, Martin...
September 11, 2013
The following was written by fashion student and social media administrative assistant to Bob Mackie Design Group, Hannah Jane Duncan. In celebration of Fashion week here in the wonderful city of New York, We also wanted to celebrate Bob’s presentations in the past. Those upbeat, colorful, and theatrical shows were one of a kind and always will be to the world of fashion. Bob always knew how to give his audience an unforgettable time with the suspense of what was to come next and the surprises that came with the amazement that was already felt. Don’t you just miss his...
August 01, 2013
Photography by Diane Dulgerian For the first time ever, we are giving away a one-of-a-kind, vintage Bob Mackie gown! To help bring you this beautiful Mackie, we are teaming up with vintage style expert and blogger extraordinaire, Sammy Davis of Sammy Davis Vintage! This floor length, cream colored dress is from Bob’s first collection in 1982 and would be a welcome addition to any collectors closet! While the dress is seemingly simple in structure, with its sweetheart neckline and rouched waist,...
July 02, 2013
Happy Summer to everyone! As my travels for my vacation are taking me to some interesting places, I will share a couple of them with you. Recently I stopped in Bath, England and toured the Roman Baths. This is a photo of the largest public bath in the center of an massive spa which dates back to 79AD. What an amazing site to see these ancient ruins in the English countryside, that were once a flourishing Roman spa! To this day, there is a huge, active hot spring underneath this tourist site. Back in those days, this was...
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...