Saturday, November 29, 2008


Following the American festivities of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be appropriate to post a dress by a great living American fashion designer: Bob Mackie. Now, let's give Mackie his props. We believe his brilliant costume designing for Carol Burnett and Cher often overshadows his talents as a great evening wear designer. Mackie may know camp costuming, but he sure knows his way around a gorgeous evening gown, too. The fuchsia and violet "scale" print silk gown is an example of classic American glamour and has less to do with velvet drapes as a gown (Carol Burnett as Scarlett O'Hara, of course) and more to do with a gown that beautifully sculpts the body in draped and gathered silk.

This gown certainly well highlight an ample busom and the fuschia color is flattering on so many of our clients. The print is very subtle, but it gives this gown added depth and a sense of texture. If Mackie is considered a showman of a designer, then let the show go on! You will be a showstopper in this classic silhouette and strapless gown.

Bob Mackie fuschia strapless silk gown with violet "scale pattern", c. 1980s.
Modern size 6 SOLD
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