bob mackie

1980s Bob Mackie Tuxedo "Ringmaster" Jacket

A once in a lifetime, ultimate statement tuxedo jacket made by none other then the fabulous Bob Mackie as a custom piece for my client so is one of a kind! It is made from a silvered silk that is fashioned to follow the lines of a man's formal tuxedo or Ringmaster coat. In typical Mackie style it is heavily treated with beading. An elaborate design in slate silvered beads defines the edging of the jacket and runs heavily down each sleeve and accent the dips of the front and beck. On the sleeve the design is finished with dangling strands of beads. This is picked up and exaggerated with a huge tassel on each point of the front and to anchor that dramatic tail at the back. I love the neat black velvet collar that finishes the piece. Excellent, appears unworn condition

Fully lined in an iridescent silk taffeta and has no front closures. Padded interior shoulders. Extremely well made with a good weight to the bead work. Mainline label

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 42" from neck to point at back, 51" including the tassel. The front is approx 18" from shoulder to longest point and 23" including the tassels.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# C361

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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