“Things that can’t be done: Try to imagine superstar entertainers like Cher and Carol Burnett without their signature glittering gowns created by Bob Mackie. The designer and Palm Springs resident (and recent Palm Springs Life cover subject) has been synonymous with Hollywood glamour since the 1960s when he earned his credentials sketching clothing for The Judy Garland Show and later designing shimmering dresses for popular variety programs, such as The Carol Burnett Show and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
A new lavishly illustrated book about the Emmy and Tony Award-winner and three-time Oscar nominee, accurately titled The Art of Bob Mackie, offers a comprehensive, rollicking journey through this career from his childhood fascination with movie costumes to designing breathtaking costumes for solo named divas like Barbra, Diana, Liza, Raquel, RuPaul, and Pink.
Mackie will sign copies Nov. 20 at Just Fabulous in Palm Springs.
In a new interview with Palm Springs Life, Mackie discusses the book about his illustrious career, and shares stories about Cher, Carol, Barbra, and Liza…”