Sifting through some of my photos,
I discovered that, even though Bob Mackie has never built a costume
for me, we have had a very nice association.
This dress, borrowed for a Michael Childers photo
shoot, was originally made for Bea Arthur to wear on a TV variety
show, sending up the Cher TIME Magazine cover. I love that Bea
and I wear the same size!
Also from the Michael Childer's shoot, Bob's Latin-inspired outfit
left little to hide. Did I say LITTLE?
Michael decided we should take some photos on Hollywood
Boulevard near his studio in this Mackie pouf creation.
When a tour bus pulled up next to us, the tour guide inside took
advantage of the situation and pointed out to his customers that
real Hollywood glamour was happening before their very eyes.
The bus almost turned over as they all jumped to the curb side
of the bus with THEIR cameras!
Greg Gorman took this shot in Pasadena, 1991. Gloves
by Mackie; Body by Jake.
Dripping in Mackie feathers and jewels, courtesy of
photographer Albert Sanchez.
Albert says the expression on my face here is "cruelty
Me and Bob, Winter 2000, New York City. THANK YOU,
Interview with Lypsinka
read a 1992 interview with the fabulous
"Incredibly Strange Music, Volume
published by V/Search
lyp in fashion