From Cher to Shalom: We Track 30+ Freaky Fun Years of Bob Mackie’s Creations

On Monday night's Met ball, all eyes were on Shalom Harlow as she stepped onto the red carpet swathed in ruffles of black fabric that threatened even to engulf her tall, supermodel figure. Like everyone else, we simply had to know who created the couture concoction she debuted. Lo and behold it was the renaissance fashion man himself, the beloved Bob Mackie, who's had his hand at making clothes for everyone from Judy Garland to Oprah. And now that Mackie's signed on to do stage costumes for Katy Perry's next tour, could it be that Mackie is having his big comeback moment? In the spirit of all things big, shiny, and dramatic, we pay tribute with a loving look back at his best, shiniest couture moments.
Above, clockwise from left:
1967: Carol Burnett as the infamous Scarlett O'Hara on The Carol Burnett Show (curtain rod not included).
1972: Diana Ross channels Billie Holiday's pearly dress in Lady Sings the Blues.
1975: Cher wearing two of this season's trends- sheer embellishments and feathers- on the cover of Time Magazine.
2009: Pink in one of the 8 fabulous costumes Mackie designed for her "Funhouse Tour".
2009: Katy Perry in a fire engine red headpiece for her "Waking Up in Vegas" video.
2009: Shalom Harlow's Met Ball appearance, sure to make fashion history for years to come.

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