"I design clothes for women who are not interested in going unnoticed," Bob Mackie (1939) said in an interview, although this statement did not tell us anything we did not already know. Just by being a little aware of Cher's public appearances, almost always covered by that mixture of tight transparency and sequin, Mackie's trademark, it was already clear to you that what the Californian fashion creator has pursued during his long career, which has not ended, was not precisely that when entering a party nobody looked at you.

For those who do not have the taste, a walk through the Instagram account of Bob Mackie -@bobmackie- is recommended, which, like his biography, gives vertigo. Suffice it to say that the first famous name to which her life is linked is that of Marlene Dietrich (when she worked as a costume designer for the dressmaker Jean Louis, who in turn created costumes for the German diva) and the last, that of Katy Perry. His was the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing to President Kennedy on happy birthday in 1962, the one that catapulted him to fame and the one that, 60 years later, brought him back to the front page, when the instagramer queen, Kim Kardashian, decided it would be a good idea to wear the same dress to attend last year's Met gala.

Since then, the 'value' of Mackie has only ascended, especially when on the big red carpets it has been installed, and it seems that it will be a phenomenon that will give a lot of itself, the tendency to rescue iconic pieces of clothing of great designers, and the older, the better. The most influential of the zeta generation, such as Zendaya (who else?), or millennials, such as Kim Petras, have returned their name to the agenda of most desired fashion design.

Katy Perry signs up for Mackie

The dress that Katy Perry wore on March 2 at an NBC party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the legendary Carol Burnett was a haute couture piece created by the designer in 1989.

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Miley Cyrus golden and fluid

Miley Cyrus wore on stage a paradigmatic dress from the Mackie archive (specifically, from 2002) for her New Year's NBC show.

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Pink in a Cher model

Pink followed suit, this time wearing a dress Mackie originally designed for Cher's 'Here We Go Again' tour.

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Zendaya, glorious and retro

The dress that Zendaya wore at the Time100 gala in June 2022. Silk and velvet from the autumn-winter collection of 1998, one of Mackie's most beautiful pieces, outside his starlette register.

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Dua Lipa Nineties

Dua Lipa also fell in love with a Mackie design billed in the 90s for an event late last year.

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A designer for dozens of divas

Bob Mackei dressed, for the stage but also for many red carpets of the twentieth century, divas such as Bette Midler, Farrah Fawcett, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand ... And of course, the late Olivia Newton John.

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Barbra Streisand, black and shiny

Television, but also cinema. In the picture, Barbra Streisand in a frame of 'Funny Girl'.

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Elton John

Another of Bob Mackie's regular customers for decades has been musician Elton John. In the picture, designer and artist in 1974 in Hollywood.

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Diana Ross, in a classic Mackie

This type of dress that Mackie developed in the 70s, very oriented to the world of entertainment, ended up becoming iconic. Diana Ross dressed him like no one else.

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Mackie and Cher, a 'mystical' union

Bob Mackie and Cher form an iconic duo where fashion and spectacle do not complement each other, but merge. Mackie, who perfectly handles the codes of the stage (she has worked for decades in the Las Vegas ecosystem), knew how to give the singer and actress the sensual, surprising and spectacular 'wrapping' that she was looking for, to the extent that the most iconic images of Cher are always associated with Mackie garments.

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Cher in glitter and feathers

Pioneer in transparencies, with this model that combined feathers, sequins and strass, Mackie and Cher struck the blow at the 1974 MET Gala. Without a doubt, one of his most iconic designs.

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Anya Taylor-Joy, vintage

In 2020, Anya Taylor-Joy wore this spectacular bridal design, from the Mackie Historical Archive.

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In meshes and strass, great Cher

It was 1978 and Cher and Mackie continued their prolific relationship. This time the cat to the water was taken by the lycra.

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Kim Petras awarded and with Mackie

Last February, Kim Petras became the first transgender woman to receive a Grammy Award. She picked up the award in a 1983 Bob Mackie jewel dress.

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