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  • Writer's pictureClaudio Fibonacci

Inside Scoop: Bob Mackie Dishes on Dressing Miley and Her Rise to It-Girl Status

Bob Mackie Talks That Miley Dress and Becoming an It-Girl Favorite

Bob Mackie Talks That Miley Dress and Becoming an It-Girl Favorite

Ahead of Miley Cyrus performing her hit song “Flowers” at the Grammys

Earlier this week, Bob Mackie and his design director, Joe McFate, were treated to an intimate performance of the live number by Cyrus during a fitting session. It was a riot!

Mackie’s Archival Beaded Dress

  1. Cyrus wore one of Mackie’s archival beaded dresses on the main stage, which ended up being one of the Grammys’ most discussed fashion moments.

  2. The dress was from Mackie’s 2002 collection, titled To Broadway With Love.

  3. Cyrus’s dress was inspired by the ‘Big Spender’ number, perfect for her choreography.

Hollywood Stars in Mackie’s Vintage Dresses

Cyrus isn’t the only one to flock to Mackie’s archives; a new crop of It girls have also embraced his vintage frocks:

  1. Anya Taylor-Joy wore a beaded white Mackie wedding dress in 2020.

  2. Zendaya stunned in Mackie’s taffeta-and-velvet ball gown at a Time gala in 2022.

Mackie’s Selective Approach

Mackie’s vintage dresses are in high demand, but they’re not easy to get:

  1. Their archive is very specific, with past pieces being custom-made.

  2. Stars have resorted to buying from resale sites or borrowing from fellow celebrities.

The Top-Secret Archive

Mackie’s precious archival gems are stored in a top-secret, climate-controlled location in California:

  1. The beaded dresses are stored flat, while the large ball gowns are hanging.

  2. The archive is a treasure trove of theatrical designs that are carefully looked after.

Future of Mackie’s Designs

Expect to see more of Mackie’s dresses on the red carpet in the future, with a new documentary on his life in style coming up:

  1. The documentary will feature names like Tom Ford, Cher, Carol Burnett, and RuPaul.

  2. It’s not just a tribute, but a story of his life with touching moments.

Stay tuned for more updates on the legendary Bob Mackie and his iconic designs!

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