Blog / Hollywood
July 04, 2013
Happy 4th of July, Mackinistas! Today, we bring you a post from the supreme Mackie enthusiast, Philip of Hire Me Bob Mackie, to tell you all about his experience seeing Cher perform live in NYC. Over the weekend I had the rare privilege of seeing The Mackie Muse, Cher, strut her stuff on stage. Did I cram myself in the throngs of revelers at the Pride Pier Dance? Good lord, no! I would have had a panic attack. Actually my fiancé, Ryan, found a hookup in order to watch her film a music spot for The Macy's 4th...
June 13, 2013
Throughout the month of June, in celebration of LGBT PRIDE, The Bloomingdale's flagship store in New York City honored The Stonewall Pride Collection. Designers who have made bold contributions to the fashion community were asked to lend their most iconic pieces. Two Bob Mackie masterpieces stand tall and proudly along the designs of Chris March and Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier. The Stonewall Pride Collection honors those who have greatly contributed to bringing a sense of beauty and glamour to film, television, concerts, and the red carpet. During Pride Month, it is fitting to present these creations so...
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,...
April 19, 2013
This past Monday, Bob returned to the judging panel on RuPaul's Drag Race with actress Marg Helgenberger. The four remaining contestants (Detox, Alaska, Roxxxy Andrews, and Jinkx Monsoon) had to make 3 themed outfits inspired by candy: a sweet 16 look, a corporate powerhouse, and a couture creation made from actual sugary confections, on top of doing a short musical number to "Sugar Babies." The race always has it in mind to test the creativity and the performance of each queen. Bob considered each outfit and deliberated with fairness that stems from his decades long experience as a fashion...