Bob Mackie is one of the greatest designers of all time; his impressing masterpieces have stunned many people all around the world.
His particular way of combining colors and mixing fabrics have made his fame unbelievable. He’s the only designer ever that has his picture hanged on the hall of fame, besides having the opportunity to work for worldwide legends.
He was born in March 24, 1940 in Monterey Park, California. He moved to Hollywood and assisted to a design school. After leaving it he became in great demand. He married Lulu Porter, who was a singer and also an actress, in 1960, they had a son called Robin, who was a makeup artist before dying of AIDS in 1994. They’re marriage opened more doors for him, but he still had to work really hard to reach his life goals.
Mackie started working for a designer named Ray Aghayan as his assistant, but with time they became work partners, with the same projects but different clients during the 70s.
He drew attention with drawing and sewing skills, which made him really successful, that and the quantity of exotic materials he was able to use on his outfits to make them original and creative. Bob once made a dress that had a curtain rod across the shoulders for a TV show called The Carol Burnett Show, they called it the “Curtain Dress”. That was one of the most significant creations Bob Mackie has done.
He made costumes for lots of TV shows and High positioned people when he started making dresses for Cher, who was attracted by his creativity and his ambition. He made outfits for Cher’s World Tour and Live Shows, she even appeared in TIME magazine’s cover with a “Mackie” on.
She wasn’t the only one who fell in love with this man’s creations, also many famous people were attracted to his exoticness, like Julie Andrews, Barbie Companies, Beyoncé, Celia Cruz, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Whitney Huston, The Jackson 5, Elton John, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez in the
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