Friends of Fashion of the Kent State University Museum and Fashion School is hosting "Bob Mackie: A Razzle Dazzle Collection," on Sept. 28, in the atrium of Rockwell Hall at 6 p.m.
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. Dressing the stars for success, Mackie used his talents to adapt to singing, dancing, and 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-five of his celebrity-worn costumes will be on display along with other Mackie designs.
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 event, open to the public, is black tie optional. Cost is $125 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 13; call 330-688-8899 for details and reservations.