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Yesterday Cher announced over the course of several tweets that Bob Mackie, longtime collaborator and the man behind her infamous 1986 Oscars getup, would not be bringing his brand of bling to her upcoming (and perhaps truly final) tour.
“Nobody wanted to design this last tour more than I did! I am sick about it. My professional and business commitments were just too great,” Mackie said in a statement, adding that, “After all these years of collaborating, it is like turning down your own little sister, and how many guys have a little sister like Cher?”
British designer Hugh Durrant, who created the costumes for Cher’s misleadingly named 2002 Farewell Tour, will be designing in Mackie’s stead. While this news both stuns and saddens, as the Goddess of Pop assured via Twitter, “WE WILL PERSEVERE.” Steady on.
Beyoncé had Pucci, Dsquared², and David Koma. Rihanna had Givenchy, Raf Simons, and Lanvin. Now, Miley Cyrus—the girl who’s bulldozed her way into the headlines by wearing next-to-nothing nearly all the time—is joining the designer costume club. The provocative pop princess is set to twerk onstage in custom duds from Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, The Blonds, and iconic Cher costume designer Bob Mackie during her forthcoming Bangerz tour. While the wardrobe choices aren’t particularly surprising (Cyrus just fronted Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’14 campaign, and, as you can see from the above Instagram, is a documented Jeremy Scott fan), we’re still anxious to see what kinds of coverings—or lack thereof—this impressive string of designers comes up with.
Enduring diva Cher is gearing up for her umpteenth maybe-final tour, and she’s tapped her longtime costumer, Bob Mackie, to create the wardrobe. “It’s not like dressing a regular person—it’s like dressing a crazy goddess,” Mackie told WWD. If the new duds are anything like Mackie’s previous Cher looks (like that infamous Mohawk-ed ensemble she wore to the Oscars in 1986, or the silver-tinseled jumpsuit she donned onstage with Michael Jackson in the seventies), we say keep the farewell tours coming—somebody has to keep Gaga on her toes, no?
The e-tail revolution has made it easy for anyone and everyone to shop, anytime and in any way—buying Calvins in your Calvins, say. But one segment of the fashion market has remained relatively underserved by the e-commerce boom: vintage.
Enter Jennifer Collins and Megan Freilich of Pink Clouds to change all that. The duo—both of whom work full-time day jobs in fashion, by the way; Collins as a consultant and Freilich as a stylist—have combed the market (and a few of the contacts Freilich picked up as a buyer for several of the city’s best resale stores) to offer a selection of vintage that’s better than anything else we’ve seen yet. The site includes the requisite blog, The Find, which will include content from outside fashion-world types like casting director Natalie Joos, but the highlight here is the product, which includes not only contemporary labels like The Row, Acne, Helmut Lang, and Stella McCartney, but also pieces from fashion’s glorious past. Collins selected a few favorites for the holiday season exclusively for Style.com, from an Arnold Scaasi red cocktail dress (shown with YSL pumps and vintage Givenchy earrings, left) to a beaded Bob Mackie frock (also with YSL pumps, right). Both go on sale among the site’s other offerings this week. Eighties finery in perfect condition—it’s enough to make you forget the seventies for a spell.