2005_11_arts_mackie.jpgIncase you woke up this morning thinking you'd like to buy something totally impractical with your rent money, then have we got good news for you. Designer Bob Mackie joins up with Christie's to auction off his "scene-stealing" fashions. They've been draped over stars like Sharon Stone, Carol Burnett, Cher, Brooke Shields, Sir Elton John and Diana Ross, and his costumes have been in some of the most popular Broadway shows. Now you can own a piece of it all, and of course if you're free at 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon, we're sure you can afford it as well. So loosen up the purse strings, make funny hand gestures and bid away on a dress that Cher once sweat in as Christie's and Julien's present . . .Costume & Couture [from the Private Archives of Bob Mackie].

At Left: An elaborate butterscotch ostrich and pheasant feather lioness headdress and mask, with wire frame, 2002. Inspired by "The Lion King". Estimate: $1,200-1,500

Today // 2pm // 20 Rockefeller Plaza // Free, unless you bid, and open to the public