Born in California in 1940 Bob Mackie was a student of advertising and illustration before deciding to switch his course of study to costume design
. He began his career as a sketch artist in film, then as an assistant to designers in the industry, and finally as an dependent creating outfits for notables such as Fred Astaire, Mitzi Gaynor, Dinah Shore and Diana Ross and the Supremes. Mackie designed for the Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1978 and has continually...
worked on costumes and outfits for Cher since the early 1970s. Among other famous ladies, Mackie has also designed for Barbie of Mattel Toys.
Mackie has won seven of the 15 Emmys of which he has been nominated and is among the most respected costume designers in the industry today. Mackie moved onto haute couture in 1982 and launched his first ready to wear collection the same year. In time he eventually expanded his line to encompass, among other things, stationary and home furnishings adding to the long list of wares already bearing his name—evening wear, suits, ties, handbags, watches jewelry, eyewear and fragrances.
Though he can be known for his flamboyant style, his first women’s perfume Mackie by Bob Mackie can be viewed as being very conservative by his standards. Immensely feminine with subtle floral tones this charming fragrance is among the best selling of all Bob Mackie scents. On the other side of the spectrum is Iridescence, a much more dazzling and flirtatious scent where its intoxicating exotic aromas are reminiscent of some of Mackie’s more flamboyant costume works.