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Author DeCaro, Frank, 1962-

Title Unmistakably Mackie : the fashion and fantasy of Bob Mackie / by Frank DeCaro ; photography by Gideon Lewin.

Published New York : Universe, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  746.92092 MACK/DECA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Sept. 28-Dec. 31, 1999.
Summary Ask anyone what Cher wore to the Oscars in 1985 and they can describe the spiderwoman headdress, the exposed navel, and the looks on people's faces when she made her entrance. Ask about Carol Burnett's "Went With the Wind" dress, and they'll say it was a green velvet Southern Belle costume made from drapes -- with the curtain rod still attached. Funny and outrageous, these are just two of the many costumes created by the incomparable designer Bob Mackie. He has dressed such celebrities as Elton John, Bette Midler, Diana Ross and RuPaul; designed for Broadway, Las Vegas, opera and ballet; and currently runs a couture business with licenses for fragrance, fashion accessories, eyewear, suits, furs, home furnishings and collectible Barbie dolls.
This spectacularly bright and colorful book is as outrageous as Mackie's designs. in addition to classic photos of marvelous Mackie-clad superstars of the last three decades, glorious gatefolds of specially-commissioned color photographs by Gideon Lewin trumpet Mackie's extraordinary achievements.
Other author Lewin, Gideon, 1939-
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Museum.
Subject Mackie, Bob.
Fashion designers -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0789303736