By  on July 7, 2011

Instead of going the traditional route of teaming up with a major auction house, Bob Mackie Design Ltd. is now selling 46 of the designer’s sketches online.

With thousands of sketches in his archives, Mackie had no qualms about parting with some. Reached in his Los Angeles offices Thursday, the designer said he has held onto most of his sketches for more than 50 years. After seeing how Erté’s sketches were so emblematic of the Sixties, Mackie decided, “I’d better save these. Once in a while I gave them away but basically I have kept most of them.”

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