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Includes Book Plate Signed by Bob Mackie.
The first-ever, comprehensive and authorized showcase of legendary designer Bob Mackie’s fabulous life and work, featuring hundreds of photos and dozens of neverbefore-seen sketches from his personal collection.
For nearly six decades, Bob Mackie has been designing stunning, unforgettable clothing, and dressing some of the world’s biggest stars, including Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, Beyoncé, Bette Midler, P!nk, Tina Turner, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, RuPaul, and Madonna. His unique, glamorous—sometimes hilarious—creations have appeared on Broadway stages, TV screens, runways, and red carpets worldwide. As other designers have burst onto the scene and faded out of fashion, Mackie has soared from success to success due to his pioneering genius and continual reinvention.
For the first time, he has granted full access to his archives and personal memories to Frank Vlastnik and Laura Ross, the authors of this lavish celebration of his achievements. With a foreword by Carol Burnett and an afterword by Cher, THE ART OF BOB MACKIE is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie’s work.
Mackie, a Tony Award and nine-time Emmy Award winner, a three-time Oscar nominee, and recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, began his career as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount. The book exhibits his work from those early days to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career, from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown to Carol Burnett’s “Went with the Wind” curtain-rod dress, to Cher’s show-stopping 1986 Oscar look.
Arriving just in time for the holiday season, THE ART OF BOB MACKIE is a stunning must-have for lovers of sequins, beads, and feathers; Broadway shows and classic television; pop music and pop culture; and fashion with incomparable flair.