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Bob Mackie

American, b. 1939

Vintage Bob Mackie dresses are a fashion favorite, and with good reason. The legendary Monterey, California–born fashion designer has accrued an enviable list of awards that speak to his unparalleled influence on costumes for screen and theatrical performances: Mackie has nine Emmy awards to his name, a Tony award, a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, three Academy Award nominations and more.

As a child, Bob Mackie was enamored of Portuguese-born Brazilian dancer and actress Carmen Miranda. The love of film shared by his sister and mother proved contagious for Mackie, and he marveled at the richness and beauty he found in ballet. He wasn’t interested in fashion so much as he was in entertainment and went on to fortunately find work in television during the 1960s, specifically in programming that seemed to encompass all of what he’d grown to love about the arts.

As a fashion sketch artist, Mackie collaborated with Hollywood’s greatest costume designers, working with the legendary Edith Head at Paramount Studios as soon as he’d finished school. From there, he secured work with French-born, Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis, sketching the iconic Louis dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962.

Mackie would spend most of his career as a costume designer, creating iconic pieces like the Gone With the Wind parody costume (currently in the Smithsonian) for The Carol Burnett Show — where he worked for more than a decade — and campy, opulent dresses for The Cher Show on Broadway, for which he won the Tony award (he also designed bedazzled stage costumes for Sonny and Cher's 1976–77 run at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe). But he had a considerable influence on mainstream fashion as well.

The figure-hugging, feathered and fringed gowns and cocktail dresses Mackie created were worn by stars like Cher and Diana Ross on the red carpet and concert tours. Similar designs of his — dazzling evening dresses of black or vibrant red silk, some beaded with rhinestones or embellished with ostrich feathers or navy blue sequins — made their way into his mainstream fashion collection. His ready-to-wear line debuted in 1982.

Bob Mackie has always said that his clothing was “for the woman who is not afraid to be noticed,” and any woman in one of his signature dresses would definitely turn heads. There is sparkle and an element of grandeur in his garments, whether they were crafted for singer Elton John, a universally renowned fashion icon in his own right, or the woman next door, donning one of Mackie’s spectacular creations and feeling like a movie star herself.

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Designer: Bob Mackie
1990s Bob Mackie Ivory Beaded Couture Bridal Gown With Bunch of Grapes Design
By Bob Mackie
Located in London, GB
This sensational early 1990s ivory silk beaded couture bridal gown is by American designer Bill Mackie who was widely extolled for his on and off screen creations for famous divas su...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Couture Multicolored Tribal Beaded Dress Feather Hem Vintage 1980's
By Bob Mackie
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Bob Mackie Couture vintage 1980's is featured in black crepe with multicolored tribal patterned beading at the front and on the straps, which have a hook-and-eye feature at the cente...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Dramatic Vintage 80's Embellished Beaded Plunging Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Bob Mackie Dramatic Vintage 80's Embellished Beaded Plunging Evening Dress So much prettier than the photos, please use zoom feature to see details. Size 10 Bust 36" Waist 29" Hip...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1970s Bob Mackie Ray Aghayan Aqua Blue Dot Organza Maxi Dress w Puff Sleeves
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful, ethereal vintage Bob Mackie aqua blue dot organza dress has both a cream organza lining and a cream satin lining. The dress was featured on the cover of the book "Dr...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1970's Bob Mackie Couture Pink Beaded Strapless Hourglass High-Slit Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Bob Mackie pink beaded nude-illusion hourglass gown dating back to the late 1970's. Bob Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both ...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie silk dress with beading and sequins
By Bob Mackie
Located in Austin, TX
Bob Mackie silk dress with beading and sequins open T back 31" bust, 29" waist, 31" hips, 34" length Size M / US 8
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1980s Bob Mackie

1990s Bob Mackie Size 10 Black + Silver Sequin Mermaid Hem Vintage 90s Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage 90s BOB MACKIE black and silver sequined mermaid hem full length evening dress! Flattering criss-cross halter straps with a key-hole above the bust. Low cut back rev...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Green & Wine Velvet & Taffeta Vintage Plunging Corset Dress & Wrap
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an outstanding strapless vintage dress from Bob Mackie that was originally purchased at I Magnin! The boned corset style bodice of the dress is black velvet and laces with g...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie 20s Inspired Beaded Gatsby Flapper Black Dress size 4
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Bob Mackie Fully Beaded Mini Black Dress Designer Size 4 Measurements: Length - 33 inches + fringe, Bust - 32/34, Waist - 28, Hips - 34. Fabric has some stretch. Fully lined,...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie 1970s Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in London, GB
A head turning gown by Bob Mackie. The gown is beautifully made, with boning at the sides, fully lined with a silk chiffon top layer. The diamante straps fasten with a hook and eye ...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Black Silk One Shoulder Dress with Beading - M - circa 1970's
By Bob Mackie
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This vintage 1970's Bob Mackie one shoulder dress is black silk with an asymmetrical hem. The shoulder is covered in beading and there is beaded detailing throughout the dress. This ...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie 1983 Cosmopolitan Cover Numbered Beaded Open Back Long Dress Gown 6
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Bob Mackie Fully Beaded Red Black Long Dress Gown December 1983 - Cosmopolitan Cover ( worn by Brooke Shields ) and Limited Edition - One of the Best Bob Mackie Dress!!! Red and Bla...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1990s Bob Mackie Size 10 Black Crepe Sexy 90s Vintage High Slit Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet sophisticated 1990s BOB MACKIE black crepe bodycon evening dress! Features an elegant sweetheart neckline, with satin trim. Figure flattering silhouette that hugs the body ...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie for Elizabeth Arden 1980s Feathered Teddy Romper 80s Bodysuit Set
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible rare vintage early 80s BOB MACKIE for Elizabeth Arden teddy / bodysuit and chiffon vest, with hand-sewn ostrich feathers at the sleeves! Hollywood glamour at its finest! S...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie Vintage Emerald Green Chiffon Leather Leaf 80s Grecian Gown 6
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Quite possibly my favorite BOB MACKIE Couture dress EVER! I cannot even begin to describe this beauty! Beautiful emerald green silk with black silk chiffon overlay. Features a conver...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Ivory Sequin, Pearls & Nude Stretch Net Thigh High Slit Dress, 1980s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Bob Mackie is commonly regarded as one of the world’s most prolific costume designers with his designs gracing stages and screens all over the globe. He famously designed for the lik...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie Black / Gold Leaf Burn Out Cut Velvet Vintage 80s Bodysuit
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy early 80s BOB MACKIE black and gold leaf motif mesh and cut-out burnt velvet one piece sheer bodysuit ! I love the variety of fabrics on this rare gem. Can easily be dressed up ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 / 10 Nude Gold Champagne Sequined 1990s Gown and Shawl
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 90s BOB MACKIE gold and champagne sequined evening dress and matching shawl! Features leaf motifs with hundreds of hand-sewn iridescent sequins sporadically throughout. Fla...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie 1993 Inaugural Ball Grape-Beaded Red Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
In 1989, Bob Mackie dedicated a collection to the Napa Valley region, and his regal garments showcased the theme in the form of grapes. Sharon Stone wore a grape-beaded gown from Bob...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Incredible Vintage Bob Mackie Gold Black White Beaded Fringe Mini Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
CFDA and Academy awarded designer Bob Mackie is nothing short of a legend of the fashion and costume world. Sometimes referred to as “the sultan of sequins”, his striking garments sp...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 Grey Beaded 1990s Sequin Sleeveless 90s Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage BOB MACKIE mid 1990s gray beaded / sequined silk and mesh sleeveless gown! I don’t know which is better, the front or the back. Front bodice features a draped Greci...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Black Embellished Bodice Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a Bob Mackie gown. This gown features long sleeves, gathers at the bust, and draped back. The gown is composed of a stretch black outer material lined with a non-stretch mate...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Fully Embellished Red Maxi Dress Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Bob Mackie Boutique 1980s Fully Embellished Red Long Dress Size Label Missing - Please check Measurements 100% Silk, Finely Beaded with Gold and Red Beads, and Red Sequins. D...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Red Fully Beaded Dress Gown, 1982
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
A magnificent 1982 Bob Mackie Gown. Red Carpet, Couture Worthy Showstopper. Color - Dark Red. Embellished with Beads and Sequins Over the Black Net. Corset and Waistband. Fully Lined...
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1880s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1978 Bob Mackie for Mitzi Gaynor Documented Sequin Feather Dance Costume
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Bob Mackie designed sequin illusion dance costume made for Mitzi Gaynor's 1978 television special "What's Hot, What's Not". She finds herself in an Egyptian Discotheque ...
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1970s Bob Mackie

NWT Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 Black and White Color Block Sleeveless Gown Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and flattering brand new with original store tags vintage BOB MACKIE black and white color block Size 8 evening gown! Features blak crepe at bust, white crepe at waist, and...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie "Boutique" strapless sequins cocktail dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in New York, NY
The iconic costume designer to Cher Bob Mackie designed this strapless dress for both cocktail parties and afterward, double as a disco party dress! Elegant, yet sexy, the dress is f...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie F/W 1991 Nude Mini Fully Beaded Fringe Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Bob Mackie F/W 1991 Nude Mini Fully Beaded Dress From the second picture - Models wear the fashions of designer Bob Mackie at his Fall 1991 show in New York, April 11, 1991. The clot...
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1990s Bob Mackie

BOB MACKIE Vintage 1990s Black Silk Lace Sequined Size 8 Off - Shoulder Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
The perfect vintage 90s BOB MACKIE black evening dress! Features a fitted boned lace and hand-sewn sequin bodice, with off-the-shoulder sleeves. Flattering full length skirt, with dr...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Sexy Vintage Bob Mackie Plungling Low Back Long Sleeve Evening Nightgown Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage 1980s BOB MACKIE for SAKS 5th AVENUE black and white plunging low back evening nightgown! Features a sheer black and white mesh bodice, back and sleeves. Simply slips ov...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 80's Bob Mackie Green Silver Fully Beaded Evening Dress Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Bob Mackie Fully Beaded Evening Dress Gown Green and Silver Beads and Sequins Over the Black Tulle, Built in Corset, Fully Lined, Back zip Closure. Size Label Missing. Measur...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Elegant Black and Nude Velvet and Lace Evening Gown Size 4
By Bob Mackie
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Bob Mackie - Timeless and elegant best describes this black velvet evening gown with nude and black lace inlay. Beautifully constructed and aged as gracefully as the design. This g...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Iconic 1989 Bob Mackie White Embroidered Beaded Grapevine Design Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
The same dress in gold color was worn by Sharon Stone in the 1995 film Casino. A white embroidered net gown with a beaded grapevine design, from the California Collection - a salute...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Art Deco Gold Black Beaded Jacket, 1980s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Designer to the star, Bob Mackie’s designs are easily some of the most exuberant and show-stopping pieces. Having spent much time working in Hollywood for notable designers such as E...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Navy Blue Fully Embellished Iris Flower Long Dress Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Bob Mackie Fully Embellished Long Dress Gown Designer size 8 ( modern size will be smaller - pls. check measurements). Hand Beaded, 100% Silk, Navy Blue Sequins Background, B...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Size 12 Vintage Green + Yellow + Red + Black Amazing Strapless Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and incredible vintage BOB MACKIE strapless dress! Features slimming red, yellow, black and green vertical stripes up the front, with a solid black back. Heavy duty textured cot...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage 1980's Black Bugle Bead Waterfall Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Bob Mackie Black Bugle Beaded Waterfall Evening Dress Entirely embellished with black bugle beads, please use the zoom feature to see details. Size 4-6 (there is no size tag) Bust 34...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1970s Bob Mackie Couture Teal & Black Beaded Fringe Backless Disco Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Seductive fully-beaded Bob Mackie designer disco cocktail dress dating back the late 1970's. Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both Edith He...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 / 10 Black and Pink Beaded French Lace Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage BOB MACKIE black and pink beaded French lace evening gown! Features a light pink taffeta underlay. Black French lace covers the pink, and a semi sheer black chiffon ...
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Late 19th Century Bob Mackie

Vintage 1976 Sonny & Cher Documented Custom-Made Bob Mackie Sequin Gown Suit Set
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Own a major slice of celebrity history! Two important, well-documented Sonny & Cher worn garments custom made for their 1976-77 promotional pictures and Westchester/Harrah's performa...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Couture Custom Made Black Silk Sequin Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Exceptional vintage BOB MACKIE Couture CUSTOM MADE evening dress! This beauty is one-of-a-kind, and was made for one of Mackie's personal close friends, and cost $12,000 in 1986! A l...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Couture Exquisite Fringed Gatsby Flapper Corset Beaded Mini Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
This is an EXQUISITE and BREATHTAKING 80's-does-20's mini dress by couture designer, Bob Mackie. It's beautifully detailed and hand beaded with millions of fringed glass beads and m...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 14 Black Velvet 1990s Sleeveless Sweetheart 90s Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 90s BOB MACKIE black velvet sleeveless evening gown! Features a flattering satin lined sweetheart neckline and a thigh high slit that reveals just the right amount ...
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1990s Bob Mackie

80-s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Beaded Bolero Dress US Size 10
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
80-s Bob Mackie Beaded Bolero Dress Beaded with sequins and glass beads. Turtleneck, zippers on the sleeves Back zipper Color: Black/Gold Content: Bodice: 100% Nylon Bottom : 66...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1970s BOB MACKIE Beaded Batwing Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning beaded gown by Bob Mackie dripping in 70s glam! Cher Era!! Glass bugle beads lines the vertical stripes of this stunning gown, adding understated sparkle and lots of luxurio...
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1970s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie Boutique Vintage Dress Red Silk Beaded Sequins Rhinestones 4
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This stunning 1980's Bob Mackie vintage dress would be perfect for any special evening or cocktail party! The dress has a silk crepe skirt and the bodice is mesh over crepe that is f...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan Beaded Chiffon Willow Tree Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Snag this beautifully detailed and beaded set! Designed by Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan, also known as Bob and Ray, were a design duo who worked in Hollywood designing clothes and cost...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Couture Red Print Silk Chiffon Gown, Circa 1990s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Bob Mackie Couture Red Print Silk Chiffon Gown - sz 0 - circa 90's The inner part of the gown has an asymmetrical length. Outer layers longest length is 50". Measurements: Bust- 30"...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Couture Black Nude Lace Rhinestone Open Back High Neck Chiffon Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Important and Iconic Sensational vintage BOB MACKIE Couture black French lace and nude silk chiffon rhinestone encrusted open-back evening dress! Features a high neck Asian inspired ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie Vintage Metallic Embroidery Skirt Suit w/ Rhinestones & Studs
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This 1980's teal matte satin vintage suit is from designer Bob Mackie. There are pretty velvet embellishments on the jacket that are covered with colored rhinestones, gold colored st...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1970s Black Bob Mackie Vintage Silk Beaded Grecian Dress W One Shoulder
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This absolutely fabulous 1970's vintage dress was designed by Bob Mackie and it is truly incredible. The black jersey fabric of the dress is beautifully draped and it is trimmed with...
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1970s Bob Mackie

1990S BOB MACKIE Green & Blue Silk Harlequin Blouse
By Bob Mackie
Located in New York, NY
1990S BOB MACKIE Green & Blue Silk Harlequin Blouse
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Cream Sequin Beaded Gown with Slit
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie gown Nude silk beaded and sequined Front slit Back zipper and zippers at the sleeve Gown marked size 12, however it frits more like an 8-10 Fully lined Lining has som...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1990 Bob Mackie Red Grapevines Beaded Silk Strapless Hourglass Slit Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic Bob Mackie hourglass show-stopper dating back to 1990 when he created a collection dedicated to the Napa Valley region. A gown from the same collection was used for Sharon Sto...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage 1990s Strapless Black + Gold Beaded Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Sparks, NV
Strapless Bob Mackie evening dress with a velvet bodice and gold satin skirt. Heavy glass beaded embroidery down the front of the dress. Details: Fully Lined Back Zip and Hook...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage 1980s Boho Colorful Black Semi Sheer Back Ruffle 80s Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1980s BOB MACKIE bohemian black and colorful asymmetrical dress! Features a black asymmetrical panel on the front, with a colorful geometric chiffon skirt, sleeves, and semi she...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie High Collar Long Sleeve Orange Beaded Gown Circa 1990s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie High Collar Long Sleeve Orange Beaded Gown Circa 1990s. In excellent condition Measurements - Size 12 Skirt Length: 35 Inches Hem Length: 2 Inches
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1990s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie nude and silver beaded and pearl Gown / Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Bob Mackie nude and silver beaded and pearl Gown / Dress Unique Bob Mackie Gown totally made of nude and silver beaded. This kind of very early net Mackie dresses were, and sti...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Bob Mackie fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, orange and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Ossie Clark, Galanos and James Galanos appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $225 and tops out at $70,000, while the average work can sell for $1,875.

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