Is it this?
Bob Mackie = Cher. Yes, other flashy women have worn his clothes, like Madonna and Tina Turner, but I don't think any of them can top CHER AT THE OSCARS. It's the most ridiculous--and therefore memorable--getup of all time. When something like this has been created with your name on it, it doesn't really matter what else you design. This is the capstone. Just retire.
However, Bob Mackie is apparently still making clothes because he was the guest judge on PR last night. Tim Gunn was explaining the challenge and he goes, "Okay, designers. You'll be creating a stage look for a big fan of Bob Mackie's designs, five-time Grammy winning artist..." agonizing pause, during which I was screaming CHER CHER CHER! at the TV, "...Christina Aguilera!"
Oh. That's... wow. Even my husband thought it was a letdown. Not that I have anything against Christina--she was nice and articulate--but I was expecting Cher. And I was kind of expecting her to wear that outfit again.
So, did you watch last night? Were you duped, as well? Did you laugh when Tim Gunn said "slut" while critiquing somebody's look? Share with me.