Posts Tagged ‘Bob Mackie’

Cher 1986 OscarsSonny and I always dressed outlandishly. People thought it was wild, but we were really proud of the way we looked. I got that early: the not caring what people thought. Because really, who cares? I liked the dress. I trusted Bob. I had the body to pull it off. 

Cher, who needs no introduction.

This quote is from a Q&A with Rita Wilson for Harper’s Bazaar.

Cher is talking about the Bob Mackie dress that she wore to the 1986 Oscars. (Pictured)

When she got to the mic to announce the winner for Best Supporting Actor, she said –  “As you can see, I did receive the Academy booklet on how to dress like a serious actress.” LOL. Apparently Cher was miffed that she hadn’t received a nomination for her work in Mask.

Well, what I have to say is this – just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Although I question Cher’s taste in fashion/costumes, she has an amazing singing voice and she’s a talented actor. She won Best Actress in 1988 for Moonstruck. And now she’s back onscreen in Mamma Mia 2.

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sjcf_01_img0244Glamour has to come from you and it has to come from confidence. The pope is glamorous. There are people who are automatically glamorous. Marilyn Monroe was glamorous in a towel. She couldn’t help herself. Shirley Temple was glamorous. The first person that looked glamorous to me was Carmen Miranda. It was 1943 and I was four years old.

– Bob Mackie, American fashion designer.

Mr. Mackie recently received the Costume Council’s Designer of Excellence Award. He is known for his work on the Carol Burnett Show and for costuming such celebrities ad Cher, Bette Milder, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Maggie Smith and … the list really is endless.


Bob Mackie design for The Carol Burnett Show. A parody of Gone With the Wind.

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