Julien’s to auction stars’ fashions by Bob Mackie, Nov. 17

Bob Mackie

From left: a gown worn by Carol Burnett, Cher’s show-worn ensemble and Raquel Welch’s ‘I’m a Woman’ performance gown, all designed by Bob Mackie. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will celebrate the timeless glamour and inimitable style and genius of a legendary fashion and costume designer in “Property from the Collection of Bob Mackie,” the auction house’s fashion event of the season on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and Raquel Welch are just some of the entertainment icons Bob Mackie has designed for and whose creations have captured the public imagination. From his unforgettable award-winning wardrobe as the show costume designer for the first Carol Burnett Show during its entire 11-year run to his longtime collaboration with Cher and her dazzling, boundary-pushing wardrobe on her television show and concert tours, the nine-time Emmy award-winning designer, three-time Academy Award nominee and the Television Academy Hall of Fame inductee has spent a distinguished career of designing for women who dare to be noticed.

Highlights of the collection include:

– Carol Burnett’s colorful costumes worn on The Carol Burnett Show including a pair of costumes worn by Carol Burnett and Joel Grey in a “Commedia Dell’Arte” skit with Grey and Burnett as Punch and Judy dolls (estimate: $2,000–$4,000), a coral jersey gown and embellished bolero worn on the show by Burnett (estimate: $1,000–$2,000) and a colorful custom-made matte jersey gown worn by Burnett to the People’s Choice Awards in 1977 (estimate: $2,000–$4,000).

– Several of Cher’s most iconic ensembles worn in the 1970s including her 1974 Academy Awards custom-made hand-painted silk ensemble composed of a cape, a bandeau top with scarf and a low waisted layered skirt (estimate: $4,000–$6,000) and her spaghetti strapped jersey gown worn on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (estimate: $3,000–$5,000).

– A petal pink satin gown worn by Julia Louis–Dreyfus to the 1998 Emmy Awards (estimate: $3,000–$5,000).

– Raquel Welch’s figure-hugging nude jersey gown embellished with topaz and white faceted glass and rows of gold bugle beads worn on the TV show Cher (estimate: $3,000–$5,000).

– A black custom-made gown worn by Lauren Bacall in 1970 in the Broadway show Applause and to the 24th annual Tony Awards where she won for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for that role (estimate: $3,000–$5,000).

In addition, Julien’s Auctions and Cunard will bring high fashion and Hollywood history to the high seas in an exclusive auction exhibition of the collection aboard flagship Queen Mary 2 in a voyage departing out of London on Aug. 19 arriving in New York on Aug. 26.

On this voyage, passengers will not only be treated to a special preview exhibition of the collection but will sail with Bob Mackie himself who will participate in exclusive guest programs on board.

“We are delighted to partner again with Julien’s Auctions, and to welcome legendary costume and fashion designer Bob Mackie aboard our flagship Queen Mary 2 for this very special program experience,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president for Cunard North America. “For more than 10 years, we have enjoyed a fruitful and enriching partnership with Julien’s Auctions, bringing our guests ‘only on Cunard’ exclusive advance auction opportunities from such celebrity estates as Bob Hope, Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe. This crossing will be another very special experience for our guests.”

For more information about booking a voyage call Cunard Line at 1–800–728–6273 or visit www.cunard.com.