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Dolly Parton's Iconic Stage Ensemble

This custom-made outfit, worn during a performance and later featured on the cover of her 1978 album "In the Beginning" (Monument, 1978), symbolizes her unique style and indomitable spirit.

February 5, 2024

This custom-made outfit, worn during a performance and later featured on the cover of her 1978 album "In the Beginning" (Monument, 1978), symbolizes her unique style and indomitable spirit.
This custom-made outfit featured on the cover of her 1978 album "In the Beginning" (Monument, 1978), symbolizes her unique style and indomitable spirit.
This custom-made outfit featured on the cover of her 1978 album "In the Beginning" (Monument, 1978), symbolizes her unique style and indomitable spirit.

Dolly Parton, an emblem of resilience and talent, has carved an indelible mark on the music industry with her unparalleled contributions to country music. Born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Parton rose from humble beginnings to become a country music superstar, celebrated for her distinctive voice, storytelling prowess, and philanthropic efforts. With a career spanning over six decades, she has gifted the world with timeless classics such as "Jolene," "9 to 5," and "I Will Always Love You," earning her a revered spot in the hearts of millions worldwide. Parton's journey from the Smoky Mountains to global stardom is a testament to her enduring dedication to her craft and her ability to touch lives through her music.

Her impact extends beyond the recording studio; Dolly Parton has also made significant contributions to film, television, and literature, showcasing her versatile talents. Recognized by her peers and industry bodies alike, Parton has received numerous accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and even a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Despite her numerous achievements, Parton remains grounded and continues to inspire with her charitable work, most notably through the Dollywood Foundation and the Imagination Library, further cementing her legacy as a true icon of American culture.

Amidst her illustrious career, one memorable moment stands out vividly - a figure-hugging jade green embellished 1970s stage and album cover worn ensemble that Dolly Parton wore, capturing the essence of her vibrant persona. This custom-made outfit, worn during a performance at WBAP's "Country Gold" in Arlington, Texas, in 1974, and later featured on the cover of her 1978 album "In the Beginning" (Monument, 1978), symbolizes Parton's unique style and her indomitable spirit. Crafted from polyester, this ensemble is generously adorned with color, iridescent glass, and brass-tone studs, featuring a snug fitting bodice with bell sleeves, a fitted waist and peplum, and a pair of fitted bell-bottom trousers. An "Exclusive Design for Dolly Parton" maker's label within the ensemble underscores its exclusivity and the bespoke nature of Parton's wardrobe.

A figure-hugging jade green embellished 1970s stage and album cover worn Dolly Parton ensemble, one of the most honored women of country music. Parton wore the custom-made ensemble in 1974 while performing at WBAP's "Country Gold" in Arlington, Texas and on the cover of her 1978 album In the Beginning (Monument, 1978).

The polyester ensemble is generously embellished with color, iridescent glass, and brass-tone studs. The ensemble includes a snug fitting bodice with bell sleeves, a fitted waist and peplum and a pair of fitted bell-bottom trousers. A maker's label that reads "Exclusive Design for Dolly Parton" is present.Accompanied by a copy of the album.

This lot, accompanied by a copy of the album, offers fans and collectors an extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of Dolly Parton's personal history. It's a tangible connection to the legend herself, encapsulating the glamour and grace of one of country music's most honored women. Owning this ensemble is not just about acquiring a piece of clothing; it's about embracing a legacy of musical excellence, personal authenticity, and the enduring impact of Dolly Parton on music and culture worldwide.

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