1970's Bob Mackie For Debbie Reynolds Documented Blue Beaded Silk High-Slit Gown
Own a gorgeous slice of celebrity fashion history! A stunning and well-documented Debbie Reynolds custom made couture gown by Bob Mackie himself for her 1978 Las Vegas performances and promotional pictures. Reynolds is perhaps best known for her starring performance alongside Gene Kelly in the 1952 film 'Singin' in the Rain', her Oscar-nominated leading role in the 1963 film 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown', as well as the 1996 film 'Mother' for which she was a Golden Globe nominee. Bob Mackie designed this seductive beaded showstopper with tons of stage movement in mind. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; heavenly semi-sheer midnight blue silk with complex fringed beadwork to resemble a starry night sky. I love the sparkling rhinestones and bugle bead ombré effect. The embellishments alone represent weeks of couture hand beading at the highest level. A chic cowlneck flows into a low cut plunge illusion and the most magical over-sized wing sleeves. The low backside hourglass silhouette with dramatic high slit is so ultra flattering. Early custom Bob Mackie pieces are rare, as they were not mass produced and were incredibly expensive to make. Bob Mackie has dressed many legends such as Madonna, Tina Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, Judy Garland and Cher to name a few. This is such a wearable museum worthy piece of fashion and celebrity history that will instantly become a favorite in your collection. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this masterpiece from all angles.
Measurements Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 27 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Total Length: 55 inches Slit Length: 32 inches
This Bob Mackie for Debbie Reynolds custom couture designed gown is in beautiful wearable condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. The construction of this garment is impeccable. Perfectly working center back zipper and bodice double lining. Only sign of wear is an older repair to the sleeve which is not noticeable when worn, as well as some missing fringed beadwork. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and true works of art that will continue to increase in value.