October 4, 2013

Chering is Caring

Bob Mackie and Marc JacobsCostumer turned ready to wear designer Bob Mackie is responsible for several of history’s most unforgettable gowns. Remembered for his cheeky curtain rod gown made famous by Carol Burnett in her Gone with the Wind spoof and Cher’s 1986 Oscar ensemble, Mackie’s designs are not for the faint of heart. With an abundance of sequins, beads, feathers, and skin, the designer would outfit several leading ladies in entertainment including Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli and Tina Turner. Unbeknownst to the designer himself, Marc Jacobs would show his last collection for Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week SS 14. In his finale of a collection, Jacobs’ cited the musical Chicago and showgirls amongst his sources of inspiration. Unsurprisingly, a look from Vuitton’s SS 2014 collection bore great resemblance to a design by the costumer extraordinaire Bob Mackie.

Bob Mackie Design on Cher at The Academy Awards, 1986

Bob Mackie Design on Cher at The Academy Awards, 1986

 

Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton SS 2014

Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton SS 2014

 

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