bob mackie

1991 Bob Mackie Gold Sequin Dangle Thread on Metallic Lace Mini Dress

This stunning dress was designed by Bob Mackie. Mackie was best known for dressing Cher and for his undying love of opulence and bead work, both of which he incorporates heavily into the best of his designs. He worked for both Edith Head and Jean Louis prior to working as a costume designer and co-designing with Ray Aghayan. That led to his incredible journey in designing for stars like Cher and Diana Ross for many years. In some ways he and his creations defined their careers and that era of glamour. I think he secretly always designed for the big screen and the bygone glamor of Hollywood as his work is always over the top and extravagant.

Every square inch of this gorgeous little dress has a touch of a metallic to it. The  of the dress them selves are fairly simple and that really allows the metallic detailing to shine. Onto the pale green silk base of the dress is a gold metallic overlay that covers the dress. Then onto that are hundreds of little gold dangling rows of gold thread and gold sequins. These cover the entire dress so that with the smallest movement they move and flash all around you. The bodice is cut to skim over the chest with a scooped neckline. Over the interior bodice is a more caped piece that floats above the more fitted interior. The sleeves are capped and the waist nips in. The waist is banded and the color under the lave overlay an more nude color. Under that the skirt flares out slightly as it nears the shorter hem. The effect of all this is far more dramatic and fabulous on a real body and it really shows off the legs. If you even remotely love it in the photos you will dance when you see it in person as it is so, so, so much better in real life. Very well made to demi-couture standards. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a pale green silk. It closes with a hand set back zipper. Hand finished throughout. Lightly padded shoulders. It is surprisingly light in weight so easy top wear. It is more a matter gold in person. Main line label that id hand dated

Shoulders: 14
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3368

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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