The ''sultan of sequins'' got his start as a costume assistant on The Judy Garland Show, but it wasn't long before he was turning heads with his over-the-top costumes. During his 11-year tenure designing costumes for The Carol Burnett Show, he created an iconic curtain rod send-up of the drapes dress from Gone With the Wind. Mackie continued working in film and television netting nine Emmys and three Oscar nominations, including one for dressing Barbra Streisand in 1975's Funny Lady as he branched out to designing eye-popping extravagances for Garland, Cher, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Most notably, he created the unforgettable mohawk-topped two piece that Cher rebelliously wore to the 1986 Oscars, when she had been snubbed for her performance in Mask.
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With Fashion Week under way, we look at some behind-the-scenes MVPs in movies and TV who stepped into the spotlight on the runway