Today Hollywood lost a great talent and Mr. Mackie lost his long time partner. Bob Mackie has worked with Ray Aghayan since almost the beginning of his career when he was assisting him on The Judy Garland Show. Aghayan was instrumental in getting the Academy of TV Art and Sciences to recognize the work of the costume designers and won the first Emmy along side Bob Mackie for their work in Alice Through the Looking Glass in 1967. They worked together on many other memorable and colorful projects including movies, TV Specials, and the Vegas Show "Hallelujah Hollywood".
Bob Mackie and Aghayan opened a Costume Studio in North Hollywood where they both worked out of. Mr. Mackie lost a dear friend today and my heart goes out to him and all of Mr. Aghayan's family and friends. His talent will be missed.
- Philip Estrada