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1970's Bob Mackie Black & Gold Lamé Art Deco Style Dress Ensemble

US$850

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Famous for dressing fabulous divas in sequins, Bob Mackie proves with this 1970's Art Deco revival ensemble that he can dazzle without spangles and feathers. The two piece black crepe dress consists of a tunic and skirt decorated with gold lamé fabric. The top zips and hooks at the back and is fabricated with a theatrical cut-out upper bodice and flowing bell sleeves. The skirt zips and hooks at the back waistband and features a pinstripe effect which lines up beautifully with pinstripes on the top creating a drop waist look reminiscent of flappers in the 1920's. Both pieces are lined and the ensemble originally retailed at Neiman Marcus. Excellent condition. SIZING & MEASUREMENTS Both pieces are marked a U.S. size 6 though the ensemble best fits a modern day size 4 and the silhouette hangs best on figures with narrow hips. TOP Bust 35" Waist 35.5" Hips 37" Sleeve Length From Underarm to Cuff 18.5 Shoulder Length Taken Across Back 16" Length From Shoulder to Hem 25.75" SKIRT Waist 25" Hips 35" Length From Waist to Hem 21.75"

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  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: 6 (Best Fits Modern Size 4) (US)Bust: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Waist: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Hip: 35 in. (88.9 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Bob Mackie creates an Art Deco revival look with a theatrical cut out tunic top and skirt combining black crepe and gold lamé fabric.
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU48734560723

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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About the Manufacturer

Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie dresses are a fashion favorite, and with good reason. The legendary Monterey, California–born fashion designer has accrued an enviable list of awards that speak to his unparalleled influence on costumes for screen and theatrical performances: Mackie (b. 1939) has nine Emmy awards to his name, a Tony award, a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, three Academy Award nominations and more. As a child, Mackie was enamored of Portuguese-born Brazilian dancer and actress Carmen Miranda. The love of film shared by his sister and mother proved contagious for Mackie, and he marveled at the richness and beauty he found in ballet. He wasn’t interested in fashion so much as he was in entertainment and went on to fortunately find work in television during the 1960s, specifically in programming that seemed to encompass all of what he’d grown to love about the arts. As a fashion sketch artist, Mackie collaborated with Hollywood’s greatest costume designers, working with the legendary Edith Head at Paramount Studios as soon as he’d finished school. From there, he secured work with French-born, Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis, sketching the iconic Louis dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962. Mackie would spend most of his career as a costume designer, creating iconic pieces like the Gone With the Wind parody costume (currently in the Smithsonian) for The Carol Burnett Show — where he worked for more than a decade — and campy, opulent dresses for The Cher Show on Broadway, for which he won the Tony award. But he had a considerable influence on mainstream fashion as well. The figure-hugging, feathered and fringed gowns and cocktail dresses he designed were worn by stars like Cher and Diana Ross on the red carpet and concert tours. Similar designs of his — dazzling evening dresses of black or vibrant red silk, some beaded with rhinestones or embellished with ostrich feathers or navy blue sequins — made their way into Mackie’s mainstream fashion collection. His ready-to-wear line debuted in 1982. Bob Mackie has always said that his clothes were “for the woman who is not afraid to be noticed,” and any woman in one of his signature dresses would definitely turn heads. There is sparkle and an element of grandeur in his garments, whether they were crafted for singer Elton John, a universally renowned fashion icon in his own right, or the woman next door, donning one of Mackie’s spectacular creations and feeling like a movie star herself. Shop vintage Bob Mackie dresses, gowns and more on 1stDibs.
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