Bob Mackie creations up for auction in November

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Creations by fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie will be up for grabs this November at a Los Angeles auction. 
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From Cher’s colorful caped outfit for the 1974 Oscars to a coral gown and bolero worn by Carol Burnett on her television show, creations by fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie will be up for grabs this November at a Los Angeles auction. 

From Cher’s colorful caped outfit for the 1974 Oscars to a coral gown and bolero worn by Carol Burnett on her television show, creations by fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie will be up for grabs this November at a Los Angeles auction. 

The 79-year-old, who has dressed some of the biggest names in entertainment, will preview a selection of his gowns, jumpsuits and costumes.

“We’re going to talk and answer questions and auction off... a sketch every day, and usually they’re drawings of a star in a costume that I designed,” the Emmy-award winning designer said.

Items offered for sale include a black gown worn by Lauren Bacall, a pink satin dress worn by Julia Louis–Dreyfus and several ensembles created for pop star Cher, with whom Mackie has collaborated for several decades.

These include a marigold jumpsuit and spaghetti strapped gown the singer wore for “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” in the early 1970s. Each is estimated in the US$3,000 to US$5,000 range.

There are also custom-made outfits worn by actress Raquel Welch and rock star Tina Turner on sale.

“When you do thousands you don’t have favorites,” Mackie said when asked if he had a preferred creation.

“I could say they are like my children, I love them all, but they’re not and I don’t love them all.”

Julien’s Auctions will hold the “Property from the collection of Bob Mackie” sale on November 17.


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