Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Designer History:
Born on March 24, 1940 in Monterey Park, California, Robert Gordon Mackie trained in advertising and illustration at the Pasadena City College in 1957-58 and then followed costume outfit design and style at Chouinard Art Institute at Los Angeles, California.

His profession started as a drawing designer for film designer Jean LOUIS. He also successfully worked at Paramount for Edith HEAD. He created designs for 6 films between 1967 and 1983, earning 3 Academy Award nominations. He also made costumes for the Judy Garland TV show in 1963 and the Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1978. He is most widely known for creating the outfits of singer/actress Cher that he has clothed since the beginning of the 70. Her suits for her "Sonny and Cher" shows had been very luxurious and brilliantly colored. When she showed up on the cover of TIME magazine in March 1975, she was sporting a Bob Mackie dress.

One of the most gorgeous and famous young females he dresses is Barbie. He joined with Mattel Toys to outfit Barbie. These kinds of dolls are called Bob Mackie dolls and are distributed all over the world in large numbers. An additional amazing persona whom Mackie styles for is Tina Turner.

In 1982, he unveiled his first ready-to-wear apparel selection. The series expanded extremely fast to include things like fragrances, glasses, furs, and several fashion accessories. In the 1990s, he included a range of knitwear, eveningwear, suits, a new fragrance, men's neckties, handbags, shawls, watches, jewelry, and stationery.

Bob Mackie is frequently called to as "the sultan of sequins" or "the rajah of rhinestones" for his dazzling and ingenious outfit creations. He is still creating styles for a diverse spectrum of customers but is a bit unhappy that individuals do not genuinely take him seriously and believe that that he is able to only design the Las Vegas type of showgirl costumes. Actually he has already been nominated for 15 Emmys and received seven of them. He has also been nominated for the film costume design Oscar Academy Awards in 3 occasions for his work on "Lady Sings the Blues”, "Funny Lady" and "Pennies From Heaven". In 1999, the Costume Designers Guild honored Bob the Achievement in Costume Design Award for the year. The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, held a retrospective event of Bob's work in the same year. Bob Mackie carries his runway shows once a year at Bryant Park, New York, during the Fall fashion season. His series additionally feature extremely wearable clothing that numerous renowned individuals purchase and dress in, nevertheless the world basically is not actually aware of such garments.

In 1979, he published a book "Dressing for Glamour" and in 1998, his following book "Unmistakably Mackie" ended up being a true success. Inside his 1979 book, Dressing for Glamour, he expresses his perception that glamour is "a state of mind, a feeling of self-confidence." The designer's business, Bob Mackie Ltd, is based in New York City.

Bob Mackie Fragrance History:
Bob Mackie Masquerade perfume for women is a deeply, alluring aroma with notes of peach, mimosa, passion flower, jasmine, and orchid. Additional women's perfumes feature Perhaps Women, Mackie by Bob Mackie, Mackie Iridescence, and Unmistakably Mackie perfumes. In 1992 the design house presented MACKIE by Bob Mackie cologne is stimulating, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. The masculine scent carries a mix of lime, mandarin, lavender, basil and nutmeg.

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