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    Style icon Dolly Parton is telling the inside story of her fashion journey.

    Jonny Diamond

    March 23, 2023, 10:53am

    Not only is Dolly Parton one of the greatest songwriters in the history of America—and more recently, one of its foremost advocates for childhood literacy—she has also been one of its true style icons. From her classic, over-the-top signature rhinestone look to otherworldly Xanadu couture to her latest (and incredible) shattered-glass mosaic bodysuit, Dolly has always had the swaggering self-confidence to pull off whatever look she so chooses.

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    Dolly’s many looks are so iconic that I’d wager—with the possible exception of Cher—she’s the single most influential American performer when it comes to drag shows (actually, it would be nice to see Dolly get a little more vocal about the ongoing criminalization of trans life).

    Anyway, now you can read all about the evolution of Dolly’s personal style in her forthcoming book, Dolly Parton: Behind the Seams. As Dolly herself tells us on Instagram:

    It is my hope that you will enjoy a look at my life in costume and hair, and get to know some of the wonderful people that have helped shape my life and look.

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