Bob Mackie is a popular American fashion designer and this career has played a major source when it comes to increasing the current estimate of Bob Mackie net worth, which has been reported to reach 2 million dollars. He has been dressing many people in show business. Examples of them include Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Cher, Carol Burnett, RuPaul, Tina Turner, Barbara Eden, Mitzi Gaynor, Judy Garland and Diana Ross. Thus, working with such well known people has made his name famous and also increased the current size of Bob Mackie net worth.
In fact, Bob Mackie was the costume designer for Carol Burnett on her show called “The Carol Burnett Show” which ran 11 years. Also, Bob Mackie was the one who designed clothes for its spin-off show called “Mama’s Family”. In 1993, he worked as a costume designer for “Gypsy”. Thus, all of these productions have also added up to the current amount of Bob Mackie net worth.
Born in 1940, Bob Mackie started to work as a designer when he became a sketch artist for Jean Louis, who is a recognized French haute couture designer.
He was the one who dressed cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich. In 1961, Bob Mackie was working for Edith Head. At the same time, he was hired to work as a novice designer at Paramount Studios.
In 1969, Bob Mackie became a costume designer for some stars on the TV special called “GIT:On Broadway”, such as The Supremes and Diana Ross. In 1972, he and his partner Ray Aghayan were nominated for the Best Costume Design award because of their work on “Lady Sings the Blues” with Diana Ross. Also, Bob Mackie was the one who worked on the costumes for Diana Ross on her 2010 “More Today Than Yesterday” tour. Thus, this collaboration has also increased the current sum of Bob Mackie net worth.
In addition, he was chosen to be the costume designer for the Las Vegas Strip-based burlesque shows, including “Jubilee” and “Hallelujah Hollywood”. In addition to the elaborate costumes used in these shows, they had massive props and sets. Many of his created costumes have a humorous effect. For example, he was the one who designed a curtain dress for Carol Burnett. Bob Mackie has designed a lot of costumes for Whitney Houston, such as splashy dresses, which she wore in many concerts and formal events. Bob Mackie has created many sparking designs, which resulted in him being named ‘the rajah of rhinestones’ or ‘the sultan of sequins’.
For his successful career, Bob Mackie has become a recipient of nine Emmy Awards. Moreover, he has been nominated for three Academy Awards. Thus, his career has been recognized, as well, in addition to increasing the total sum of Bob Mackie net worth. About his own designs, Bob Mackie has stated the following: “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed”. Bob Mackie has even designed some clothes for collector’s edition Barbie dolls.