Dolly Parton’s ‘Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones’ Reveals the Story Behind Her Iconic Look


Summary: In ‘Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones,’ Dolly Parton takes fans on a journey through her glamorous wardrobe and shares the challenges she faced in maintaining her unique style.

Dolly Parton’s signature look, consisting of big hair, high heels, and dazzling outfits, has become an integral part of her image. In her book, ‘Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones,’ Parton invites readers to explore her extensive closet filled with 450 photos of her iconic dresses, jumpsuits, jeans, and wigs. She recounts how she fought to maintain her flashy style despite objections from her father, managers, and others who wanted her to tone it down.

Starting with replicas of her famous ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ Parton takes readers on a journey through the evolution of her style over the decades. From the country costumes she wore on ‘The Porter Wagoner Show’ to the jumpsuits she rocked during her solo career, and the rhinestone-studded gowns she wore in Hollywood, Parton’s closet holds a treasure trove of fashion history.

‘Behind the Seams’ is a collaboration between Parton, her niece Rebecca Seaver, and music journalist Holly George-Warren. The book includes personal stories and insights from Parton’s favorite designers, makeup artists, and stylists, offering an intimate look at the creation of her iconic look. Fans can also catch a glimpse of some of Parton’s outfits at an exhibit at Lipscomb University in Nashville from October 31st to December 9th.

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