Bob Mackie documentary in the works

Legendary designer Bob Mackie is to be the subject of a new documentary film.Mackie’s flamboyant and glitzy creations are instantly recognisable, like the feather and rhinestone devil costume he made for Elton John’s 1986 Ice on Fire Tour, a recreation…

Legendary designer Bob Mackie is to be the subject of a new documentary film.

Mackie’s flamboyant and glitzy creations are instantly recognisable, like the feather and rhinestone devil costume he made for Elton John’s 1986 Ice on Fire Tour, a recreation of which can currently be seen in new movie Rocketman, or Cher’s midriff-baring black beaded two-piece, which she wore to the 1986 Oscars complete with plumed headdress.

Now, Matthew Miele is giving the fashion star the documentary treatment in an upcoming feature.

“Matthew Miele (the director) has done some work I admire, the Bergdorf Goodman documentary (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s) and the Harry Benson (Shoot First) film which I really enjoyed. I like his aesthetic,” Mackie told The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is set for a December 2020 release and will focus on the 80-year-old’s 50-year career.

“Bob Mackie is an American original, and to be given a chance to showcase how he accomplished his life’s work and made each design worthy of amplified spectacle is something that will leave audiences inspired,” said Miele in a statement. “Like his costumes, Bob is wholly unique and unfiltered, which makes for a compelling and candid subject.”

Before production gets underway, triple Oscar nominee Mackie will be honoured at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards on 3 June. It was announced earlier this month that he was to be the 2019 recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, following in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta and Giorgio Armani.

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Bob Mackie to receive CFDA’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Mackie is to be honoured with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.The 80-year-old is one of the industry’s most prolific fashion designers and costumers, having wor…

Bob Mackie is to be honoured with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.

The 80-year-old is one of the industry’s most prolific fashion designers and costumers, having worked closely with entertainment icons including Joan Rivers, RuPaul, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Carol Burnett, and Cher.

Now, Mackie is to receive one of the most prestigious prizes at the upcoming CDFA Fashion Awards.

“Bob Mackie is one of the most prolific designers of all time,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA, in a statement. “He is a true artist and the ultimate showman.”

Mackie started out working as a sketch artist for legendary French haute couturier Jean Louis, and in 1969, was hired to design costumes for Ross, The Supremes, and The Temptations, in the TV special G.I.T. on Broadway. He continued to make stage costumes for Motown star Ross, and also oversaw the wardrobes for Mitzi Gaynor, Ann-Margret, The Carol Burnett Show, and Minnelli On Minnelli with Liza Minnelli, among others, though is perhaps best known for creating the showstopping black ensemble Cher wore to the 1986 Academy Awards.

In a post regarding the announcement on his Instagram page, Mackie described the prize as a “tremendous honour”.

Previously, the California native was presented with the Fashion Exuberance Award by Ross at a CFDA event in 2001.

He has also received three Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design for his work on films like 1981’s Pennies from Heaven and 1975’s Funny Lady, and most recently, received a 2019 Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design in a Musical for making the costumes for Broadway’s The Cher Show.

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on 3 June (19) at the Brooklyn Museum. Others to be feted include French stylist Carine Roitfeld, who will be presented with the Founder’s Award, and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, who will collect the Icon Award.

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Virgil Abloh leads 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards nominations

Virgil Abloh leads the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards nominations with two nods.Officials from the trade association announced the nominees for the prestigious prizes on Tuesday (19Mar19), with Louis Vuitton menswear…

Virgil Abloh leads the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards nominations with two nods.

Officials from the trade association announced the nominees for the prestigious prizes on Tuesday (19Mar19), with Louis Vuitton menswear designer Abloh picking up nominations in the Menswear and Accessory Designer of the Year categories for his streetwear label Off-White.

The 38-year-old will face off with Mike Amiri, Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne for the menswear prize, and against Jennifer Fisher, Tabitha Simmons, Telfar Clemens and The Row’s Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen in the Accessory Designer of the Year group.

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan, who won the Emerging Talent prize last year, has moved up to the Womenswear Designer of the Year category, as have Brandon Maxwell and Rosie Assoulin. The designers are joined by Marc Jacobs and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

In addition, organisers shared that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton will receive the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, Eileen Fisher will be bestowed with the Positive Change Award for her commitment to sustainability, stylist and CR Fashion Book editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld will receive the Founder’s Award in honour of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert, and fashion editor and writer Lynn Yaeger will take home the Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard.

“The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrate the outstanding creativity in American fashion,” CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb said in a statement. “There will be exciting changes to this year’s awards, and we are honoured to have Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti join us as we name the International Award.”

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on 3 June.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Brandon Maxwell

Marc Jacobs

Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Rosie Assoulin

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Rick Owens

Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

Accessory Designer of the Year

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Tabitha Simmons

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae

Heron Preston

Catherine Holstein for Khaite

Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

The Positive Change Award – Eileen Fisher

The Founder’s Award – Carine Roitfeld

The Media Award – Lynn Yaeger

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Lili Reinhart: ‘It hurt when people thought I was pregnant’

Lili Reinhart’s self-esteem took a hit when rumours recently swirled that she was pregnant.Lili was faced with the baby gossip after she was snapped with boyfriend Cole Sprouse with a slightly rounded stomach, but quickly cleared up any confusion by te…

Lili Reinhart’s self-esteem took a hit when rumours recently swirled that she was pregnant.

Lili was faced with the baby gossip after she was snapped with boyfriend Cole Sprouse with a slightly rounded stomach, but quickly cleared up any confusion by telling her Instagram followers she was bloated at that particular moment, and not expecting a child.

She’s now admitted to ET that the talk was hurtful, though she managed to brush it off quickly.

“It was bugging me and at first it was really upsetting,” she said. “I’m 21 – I’m not pregnant (and) I don’t want people to think I’m pregnant if I’m not pregnant. It did take a hit to my self-esteem for a second and then I kind of picked myself back up and said, ‘I’m not going to let this ruin my day!'”

She added that ignoring speculation and “sweeping it under carpet” is not her style and that she found it sad that people wanted to discuss her weight.

The Riverdale star was talking at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday night (04Jun18), where she showed off her flat stomach in white and pink floral ruffle gown by Brock Collection.

“Fashion is always something that I’ve really gravitated to,” she smiled. “It’s something that I want to experience – the fashion world – more so than I already have. I just started making my way into Hollywood and into this whole world, so I’m just happy to be here, happy to be wearing this beautiful dress and I just want to keep wearing beautiful dresses!”

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Fashion stars pay tribute to Donatella Versace ahead of CFDA honour

Some of the biggest names in fashion have shared their favourite Donatella Versace memories ahead of Monday night’s (04Jun18) CFDA Fashion Awards.Donatella will be picking up the International Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annu…

Some of the biggest names in fashion have shared their favourite Donatella Versace memories ahead of Monday night’s (04Jun18) CFDA Fashion Awards.

Donatella will be picking up the International Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual event, and to celebrate, Vogue has asked some of the people closest to her to share personal anecdotes.

Claudia Schiffer, Tom Ford, Donna Karan, Helena Christensen and former Versus Versace designer Anthony Vaccarello are among those to recount stories.

“At Gianni’s tribute show last year, Donatella put her arm around me as we started walking down the runway,” model Claudia started. “I could literally feel her energy lighting up the room, full of hundreds of people. It was so exciting to share that magical moment with her. The crazy excitement continued backstage and long into the night. Donatella is extraordinarily instinctive at creating iconic moments and fashion.”

Others praised the 63-year-old’s charitable nature, her warmth and her sense of humour.

Fellow designer Tom recalled a time the blonde style star gave him and his now-husband Richard Buckley a tour of her New York home.

“(She) decided to show us (her brother) Santo’s bedroom. She opened the door, turned on the lights, and started showing us around,” he remembered. “I looked over and there was Santo in the bed. She just said, ‘Oh it’s fine,’ and kept pointing out things in the room in that incredible voice and accent of hers. Of course, Richard and I were a little embarrassed, but could not help starting to laugh nervously as there was poor Santo lying there in his bed while we were looking at the furniture around him. I think Santo was awake but he kept his eyes closed. It was hysterical. Very Donatella.”

The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards take place at Brooklyn Museum in New York.

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