Carol Burnett’s most iconic TV looks


On Sunday night, comedic legend Carol Burnett will be awarded the Golden Globes’ inaugural award for special achievement in television, named — what else? — the Carol Burnett Award.

Burnett took home her first Globe in 1968 and has since won four more, with an additional 11 nominations. Much of that recognition came for her classic variety series, “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran from 1967 to 1978.

In honor of Burnett’s latest triumph, take a look back at seven of her namesake show’s most memorable costumes, all designed by the incomparable Bob Mackie.

The show’s most iconic costume is undoubtedly that of Starlett O’Hara in a parody of the 1939 Civil War epic, which featured a makeshift version of the film’s curtain dress. “I saw it in the window, and I just couldn’t resist it,” Starlett famously proclaimed to huge laughs.

The script originally called for just the drapes to hang on Burnett, but at the last minute, Mackie came up with the idea to include the rod. “That one’s going to be carved on my gravestone,” he told USA Today.