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Bob Mackie Extraordinary 1990s Art Deco Beaded Gown
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 likes of Cher and Diana Ross, and his designs continue to serve as inspiration for many celebrities and stars. Sometimes referred to as the “sultan of sequins” Mackie is a three-time Oscar nominee as well as an Emmy and CDFA award winner. In the 1990s, Mackie launched a ready-to-wear line that brought all of the fanciful dreaminess he is known for to the everyday woman in classic silhouettes with a twist.
This extraordinary Bob Mackie dress is a dreamy blend of sparkly art deco swirls and impeccable tailoring. Done in net with peach silk detailing, this dress features a swirling pattern of iridescent white beads that accentuate the natural lines of the body. The sleeveless design begins with peach silk shoulder straps that are connected by a length of peach silk trim at the collarbone.
The net fabric is partially lined at the bust, creating a plunging V neckline that is further defined by more silk detailing. Three long strips of peach silk extend from just beneath the bust to the hem of the dress, creating a corset-like aesthetic that is feminine and seductive at once.
Length: 56 inches
The dress falls to a maxi length at the ankles and is fitted throughout, creating a slender columnar silhouette. A thigh-high slit at the center front of the dress adds a welcome note of drama that allows for greater ease of movement. The open back of the bodice introduces yet another risqué element that merges beautifully with the rest of the design and helps balance the beaded fabric. The back of the dress and hem are finished with more peach silk detailing, bringing the dress together visually while giving the eye something new to appreciate from each angle.
An exquisite, swoon-worthy addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this Bob Mackie dress is the perfect choice for a gala, wedding, or special occasion and can easily be styled with statement heels and accessories.
This 80s Bob Mackie dress is fully lined in a silky peach fabric and has a back zip closure. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco-dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.