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"Bob Mackie, A Razzle Dazzle Collection"

Posted Jul. 24, 2013
Bob Mackie Friends of Fashion

Friends of Fashion of the Kent State University Museum and Fashion School is hosting an evening to remember, “Bob Mackie, A Razzle Dazzle Collection”, at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, in the atrium of Rockwell Hall at Kent State University.

Television favorites Mitzi Gaynor, Carol Burnett and Sonny & Cher from the Golden Age of TV Variety Shows of the 60‘s and 70‘s will grace the stage again through video clips of some of their most notable performances, as they showcase costume designer Bob Mackie’s creative genius. Dressing the stars for success, Mackie used his talents to adapt to singing, dancing, comedy; whatever they could conceive he would dress them for the part. He created all costumes in each skit, sometimes hundreds of costumes per show. Thirty-two of his celebrity-worn costumes will be on display.

The gala will begin with a social hour and “The Collection Viewing “ of original Mackie costumes worn by the stars. Dinner will be served in the atrium, followed by the show in the Fashion School auditorium. Dessert and coffee will be served in the atrium.

The gala will coincide with the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibit, “Shifting Paradigms; fashion + technology”. The Museum will be open during the gala.

The event, open to the public, is black tie optional. Cost is $125 per person. Seating is limited. Reservation deadline with payment must be received by Sept. 12. Make checks payable to Friends of Fashion. Mail to Patricia Waliga, P.O. 792, Kent, Ohio 44240. For more information, call (330) 688-8899.

PRESS CONTACT is Richard John at (330) 688-8899.