After designing costumes for the legendary diva over a span of four decades, Bob Mackie and pop icon Cher have parted ways, according to the singer.
The pair have worked together since the beginning of her career after meeting on the set of The Carol Burnett Show.
The 67-year-old reveals that Mackie declined to dress her for the upcoming Dressed to Kill Tour, which kicks off on March 22 and features special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
The star tweeted:
Telling you Something That Has BROKEN MY HEART 😞😩😥 THE MAN WHO MADE ALL MY COSTUMES SINCE 1972 DECIDED HE COULDNT DO MY LAST TOUR💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔— Cher (@cher) March 13, 2014
NO MATTER HOW DISAPPOINTED ANY OF U ARE, YOU DONT KNOW MY GRIEF. IM SURE BOB CANT KNOW HOW MUCH I MISS HIM.FELT I HAD TO TELL U IM CRYING— Cher (@cher) March 13, 2014
I TRIED TO CONVINCE HIM TO END WITH ME,BUT HE HAD MANY REASONS As 2 Why He couldn't do it. 2 many obligations Not Enough Time EVEN 2 DO 1😥— Cher (@cher) March 13, 2014
She also revealed who Mackie's replacement is, writing, "THANK GOD I HAVE A LOVELY MAN & WONDERFUL DESIGNER !! HUGH DURANT. HE IS TALENTED & BRAVE WE WILL PERSEVERE."
The 73-year-old Mackie, who made history with the raven-haired beauty when she became the first woman ever to bare her midriff on television, has described what dressing the international superstar is like.
Cher wore this memorable Bob Mackie-creation to the 1988 Oscars where she won Best Actress
"It's not like dressing a regular person, it's like dressing a crazy goddess," he told Women's Wear Daily. "Sometimes she's an Egyptian goddess and sometimes she's a biker chic goddess."
The designer has also created costumes for Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli and Tina Turner.