Wednesday, March 21, 2012
IMPACT: Bob Mackie
I’m having a week where I just need some Bob Mackie in my life.
I’m waiting to hear whether or not my daughter is on the wait list for kindergarten at our local school (A wait list. For kindergarten!), having just found out she’s on the wait list at what I considered our back-up school. Delightful. Oh and my credit card number was stolen and the thief went shopping online. Lovely. (Hey, enjoy those clothes, honey! They’re on me!)
Now we will take a deep breath and instead of worrying about things over which we have no control, we will look at a glamorous 1992 Bob Mackie creation now on view at The Museum at FIT as part of the exhibit IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA.
I liked plenty of looks on the ladies at this year’s Academy Awards but I do wish there were a few risk-takers, like Cher back in the day in all her Bob Mackie-wearing glory.
I love me a sequin so I adore everything about this evening gown and flower bolero. I wish I could wear this while pacing around my living room, waiting to hear about kindergarten and hoping my credit card problems will be sorted out soon.
If Bob Mackie can’t cheer me up, no one can.
You’ll have to be a tall drink of water to pull this number off, look how slender and willowy the gown is!
Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA is on view through April 17, 2012.
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Avenue and 27th Street
New York NY 10001-5992
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: Noon-8PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays
Admission is free