Robert Gordon “Bob” Mackie (born March 24, 1940 in Monterey Park, California) is an American fashion designer, his reputation was built designing for and dressing the most glamorous and charismatic women in the world. For years his designs have clothed the most famous stars in the entertainment industry such as Cher, Pink, Judy Garland and many more. And now, his sportswear collection, signature fragrance, collectible Barbie® dolls, luggage, home furnishings and framed fashion and costume illustrations, are being enjoyed by everyone.
As a young boy growing up in Southern California, Mackie submerged himself in Hollywood glamour by seeing and studying every film he could lay his eyes on. After leaving design school he was ready to attack Hollywood and soon became in great demand as an assistant to many of the industry’s top designers, including the famed Edith Head. By the mid-sixties, Mackie was the hot young “Mod” designer and was designing costumes for many of the top television variety specials, featuring such stars as Fred Astaire, Mitzi Gaynor, Dinah Shore and Diana Ross and the Supremes.
His close attention to detail, as embodied in the design, choice of fabric, use of color, and opulent embellishment, is legendary. When a woman chooses a “Mackie,” she dares to be noticed! It is for this reason, that Grammy Award winning artist P!nk collaborated with Mackie to design her costumes for her worldwide “Funhouse Tour” in 2009. In fact, one of the costumes he designed was showcased in P!nk’s amazing “Glitter In the Air” performance at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. In 2008, Mackie and longtime friend Cher, teamed up again for her hugely successful three year run at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.