Road to Runway with Designer Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie and team came to campus for a fitting, to evaluate the works-in-progress of our Fashion seniors. This year, Mackie has asked student designers to be inspired by the spirit and vitality of a series of 1890’s Parisian Cabaret posters by artist Toulousse Lautrec. From these fittings students will make final adjustments before showing them gowns [more]

Sketch Selections with Bob Mackie

Iconic designer Bob Mackie has lent his creative insight and expertise to Otis students for several years. Under his guidance, the students create opulent gowns that grace the finale of the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. For the 2016 show, Mackie has asked student designers to be inspired by the spirit and vitality of a [more]

Final Fitting for Bob Mackie

The master of glamour, designer Bob Mackie, visited the senior fashion class for the final fitting of their evening wear collection. Mackie, famous for dressing entertainment icons such as RuPaul, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, had directed the students earlier in the year to create seasonless, swoon-worthy evening looks inspired by underwater sea [more]

Bob Mackie Critique

This week renowned designer Bob Mackie visited the senior fashion class for a critique of their designs so far. Earlier in the semester, Mackie issued a direction for students to create “swoon-worthy” evening looks inspired by underwater sea life and landscapes. Some students got especially creative, utilizing 3-D printing techniques, thermal plastic, and fiber optic [more]

Direction: Bob Mackie

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 [more]

Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Raises Over $1 Million

Otis College of Art and Design’s 31st Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2013, raised over $1 million for student scholarships. The annual benefit black-tie gala is Los Angeles’ largest fashion runway show, attracting celebrities, designers, business and entertainment industry leaders, and philanthropists to support burgeoning young talent in [more]

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