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Bob Mackie

BOB MACKIE (UNITED STATES, 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 (b. 1939) has nine Emmy awards to his name, a Tony award, a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, three Academy Award nominations and more.

As a child, 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. But he had a considerable influence on mainstream fashion as well. The figure-hugging, feathered and fringed gowns and cocktail dresses he designed 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 Mackie’s mainstream fashion collection. His ready-to-wear line debuted in 1982.

Bob Mackie has always said that his clothes were “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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Bob Mackie "Grapes" Beaded Gown, 1989
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 Mac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Bob Mackie Beaded Gown Size 4, but was altered and would better fit US Size 2 Excellent condition Nude tulle Gold and Black beads
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1987 Cher Witches of Eastwick Movie-Worn Alaia Lace Up Skirt & Crop Top
By Azzedine Alaïa, Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking ensemble worn by Cher for her role in the 1987 Warner Brothers production of Witches of Eastwick. This famous film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, alongside ...
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1980s 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

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

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

Bob Mackie Vintage 80's Sheer Beaded Lace Like Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bob Mackie Vintage 80's Sheer Beaded Cocktail Dress So much prettier than the photos, please use zoom feature to see details. Size 6 Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 39" In excel...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1970's Bob Mackie Beaded Ivory Silk One-Shoulder Grecian Goddess Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Bob Mackie beaded ivory white silk goddess gown dating back to the mid 1970's. Bob Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both Edith...
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1970s 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

Bob Mackie Black Mesh w/ Blue Beading Long Sleeve High Neck Gown Circa 1990s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie Black Mesh w/ Blue Beading Long Sleeve High Neck Gown. In excellent condition Measurements - Size 10 Dress Length: 61 Inches Bust: 24 Inches Hip: 24 Inches Shoulder...
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1990s 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

Bob Mackie Vintage 1980s Boho Colorful Black Semi Sheer Back Ruffle 80s Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 12 Black Nude Illusion Sequin Beaded Little Black Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage BOB MACKIE 1980s / 80s nude illusion little black dress! Incredible body huggin fit. Tailored bodice with sleek tailored long sleeves. Cut-outs above the bust and should...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Black & White Beaded Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie entirely bugle beaded black and white "cow pattern" evening gown with elongated side slit, long sleeves and mock turtle neck. Features hidden center back zipper closure as...
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1990s Bob Mackie

Vintage Gilded Cherub Figural Brooch by Bob Mackie, 1980s
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2.5" wide - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestone accents - By Bob Mackie (signed on verso) - Circa 1980s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned &...
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1980s Modern Vintage Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage 80's Off the Shoulder Beaded Lace Evening Dress w Bead Fringe
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bob Mackie Vintage 80's Off the Shoulder Beaded Lace Evening Dress w Bead Fringe So much prettier than the photos, please use zoom feature to see details. Size 6 Bust 34" Waist 26" ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Red, Pink & Black Beaded & Sequined Strapless Cocktail Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie silk strapless cocktail dress with pink and black sequins and red and black bugle beads. Size tag 8. In excellent condition with some scattered and missing beads. Bust -...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage 70's Strapless Bugle Beaded Embellished Silk Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bob Mackie Vintage 70's Strapless Bugle Beaded Embellished Silk Evening Dress. So much prettier than the photos, please use zoom feature to see details. Size 12 Bust 36" Waist 29" Hi...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie 1970s Stripes Size 4 Silk + Lace Vintage 70s Crop Top and Skirt Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Pretty vintage BOB MACKIE (late 70s) stripes silk and lace crop top and skirt ensemble! Features pleated silk with stripes printed in purple, pink and ivory. White lace cut-out at wa...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1979 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

Bob Mackie Champagne Silk Gold & Silver Beaded Long Sleeved Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Bob Mackie champagne-colored all over beaded and sequined evening gown with deco design. IN excellent condition - size tag 8 but fits more like a 6 so please consult measurem...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Black Velvet Jacket Coat w/Feather Trim
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie black velvet coat with black feather trim w/an undertone of green iridescence. There is a hidden hook closure at center front. In very good condition with some scattered a...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Gorgeous Vintage Bob Mackie for Amen Wardy Black Jersey Rhinestone Grecian Gown
By Amen Wardy, Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Simply stunning vintage BOB MACKIE for AMEN WARDY black strapless full length silk jersey gown! Features hundreds of hand-sewn rhinestones along the bust and waist. Draping at the wa...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Embellished Black Silk Evening Gown Size 10
By Bob Mackie
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous evening gown was made by Bob Mackie in 1982, around the time he opened his ready-to-wear boutique. Made from black silk, it's covered in tons of black jet beads and fe...
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1980s Bob Mackie

1980s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Lace Illusion Dress w Paper Bag Waist
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Bob Mackie vintage black dress from the 1980's. The lace illusion bodice has a tan lining and is adorned with sequins and ribbons, with eyelash scallop...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage 1970's Bob Mackie Black Pleated Silk & Ostrich-Feathers Dress w/ Tags
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bob Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both Edith Head and Jean Louis. While working with designer Ray Aghayan, Mackie soon began creating ev...
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1970s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 Black 1990s Silk Chiffon Beaded Hi - Lo 90s Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage 90s BOB MACKIE black silk chiffon hi-lo dress! Hundreds of hand-sewn silver beads throughout. Hidden zipper up the back with hook-and-eye closure. The perfect timel...
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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 Chicago, IL
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

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

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 10 ( modern size will be smaller - pls. check measurements). Hand Beaded, 100% Silk, Navy Blue Sequins Background, ...
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1980s 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

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

1990s Bob Mackie Black Silk, Lace, and Rhinestone Cocktail Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning black silk cocktail dress by Bob Mackie. The dress falls at the knee, has long batwing sleeves with a narrow cuff, a plunging V - neckline, and a loose pencil skirt. The dre...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Couture Black Silk Beaded Gown with Unicorn motif. c.1980s.
By Bob Mackie
Located in New York, NY
Bob Mackie Vintage Couture Black Silk Beaded Gown with Unicorn motif. c.1980s. Boat neck gown with hand-sewn black beading throughout the entire dress. Silver and white Unicorn motif...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 12 80s Blue Silk Strapless 1980s Evening Gown Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible vintage 1980s BOB MACKIE blue Size 12 strapless silk crepe gown! This dress is spectacular in person! Super flattering, and the perfect shade of blue. Fully lined. Hidden ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Sexy Vintage Bob Mackie Plungling Low Back Long Sleeve Evening Gown Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy vintage 1980s BOB MACKIE for SAKS 5th AVENUE black and white plunging low back evening gown! Features a sheer black and white mesh bodice, back and sleeves. Simply slips over th...
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1980s 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 1990s Size 6 Black, White and Blue Silk Fit n' Flare Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful early 1990s BOB MACKIE black, white and blue silk sequined and beaded fit n' flare short sleeve dress! Features a fitted black bodice, with a full ivory skirt. Thousands of...
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1990s 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

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 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

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 12 / 14 Hot Pink Ivory 1980s Short Sleeve 80s Silk Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Perfect vintage 80s BOB MACKIE short sleeve hot pink and ivory beaded silk dress! Features a flattering hot pink silk body with ivory beaded silk sleeves. Purple, turquoise blue and ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Red Button Front Dress Beaded Cuffs, 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. In the 1980s, Mackie launched a ...
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1980s Bob Mackie

NWT Vintage Bob Mackie Size 8 Black and White Color Block Sleeveless Gown Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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 Size 12 Vintage Green + Yellow + Red + Black Amazing Strapless Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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

1980s Bob Mackie Black Dress with Faux Beaded Bolero
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Bob Mackie black rayon crepe high-neck dress with a faux beaded bolero that is attached. The faux bolero is entirely adorned with red glass beads, gold and black sequin. Comple...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage BOB MACKIE Red and Pink Strawberry Maxi Evening Dress Gown Size 10
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage BOB MACKIE Red and Pink Strawberry Maxi Evening Dress Gown Size 10 Product details: Size 10 Short sleeves, measure 8.75” from the shoulder Featuring sequin strawberry patter...
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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Sequinned Lace Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Bob Mackie Vintage 1990s Sequinned Nude & Black Lace Pointed Bodice Evening Gown Estimated Size: UK 6/ US 2/ EU 34. Please check measurements. Bust - 32” / 81cm Waist - 24” / 61cm...
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1990s Bob Mackie

1980s Bob Mackie RARE Signature Multicolor Beaded Black Gown with Front Slit
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie gown Black chiffon All over pink, purple, blue, yellow, red, black beads and sequins Front slit Shoulder pads Back zipper closure and zippers at sleeves Lined in chi...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 14 Black Velvet 1990s Sleeveless Sweetheart 90s Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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

Bob Mackie Cream Sequin Beaded Gown with Slit
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie gown Nude silk handed beaded and sequined Front slit Back zipper and zippers at the sleeve Fully lined
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Turquoise Teal Blue Sequin Sz 4 Strapless Gown Evening Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous vintage BOB MACKIE turquoise/ teal blue strapless gown! Striking vibrant color! Strapless fit, with a boned bodice that features hundreds of hand-sewn sequins in silver and ...
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Late 20th Century 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

Rare Vintage Bob Mackie for Elizabeth Arden Feathered Teddy / Bodysuit Set
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible rare vintage BOB MACKIE for Elizabeth Arden teddy / bodysuit and chiffon vest, with hand-sewn ostrich feathers at the sleeves! Hollywood glamour at its finest! Sexy high c...
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1980s Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Emerald Green Chiffon Leather Leaf Grecian Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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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Late 20th Century Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Vintage Couture Custom Made Black Silk Sequin Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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

1990s Bob Mackie Size 10 Black Crepe Sexy 90s Vintage High Slit Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
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

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