Direction: Bob Mackie

Designer Bob Mackie issuing his direction to the senior class

Designer Bob Mackie issuing his direction to the senior class

Last week, designer Bob Mackie visited the senior fashion design class to assign them a direction on a collection of “swoon-worthy” evening looks inspired by underwater sea life and landscapes. Mackie, who is best known for dressing entertainment icons such as Cher, Joan Rivers and Tina Turner, explained that “cover-ups, reveals and headdresses are important to creating the look.”

While the direction issued was ocean-inspired, the mentor warned the students to avoid “mermaid” or traditional red-carpet looks that are too literal. Next, the students will present their designs and illustrations to Mackie during a sketch selection.

Bob Mackie at Otis

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