Dolly Parton Shares Iconic Fashion History in New Nashville Exhibit
Big blonde hair, long fingernails, bold makeup, high heels, rhinestones, and a teeny little waist. These are all features of arguably the most iconic fashion diva of all time. Dolly Parton has one of the most legendary looks in all of music history. She has definitely undergone an evolution over time as she blossomed from her casual country look to a more glamorous persona, but the same charming and generous personality remains.
Dolly is celebrating her fashion journey through the years with her new book, "Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones." In it, she tells stories about how she has curated a look that is all her own and pays tribute to the designers and stylists who helped her along the way. As she once famously said, "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap." Although her self-proclaimed "gaudy" dresses and jewelry may not be everyone's cup of tea, they fit her perfectly.
In her book, Dolly tells us about how she has literally gone from wearing feed sack dresses as a little girl to couture gowns made of the finest materials and gems by the biggest names in fashion.
In association with the book, Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN is hosting an exhibit in their Fashion and Design department that features dozens of Dolly's favorite looks over her amazing career. Along with displaying all the denim and diamonds, the stories behind the looks, the songs that inspired them, and the makers who made them will be told. This is an amazing way to honor the folks who have helped her curate an image that is undeniably Dolly. You know she has the best stories too!
Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones starts October 31st and runs through the beginning of December at the John C. Hutcheson Gallery. Tickets go on sale September 1st and must be purchased in advance here.