Dolly Parton Releases A Book With Her Most Glamorous Closet

American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton gives us a peak in her shiny closet through her new book. The artist popularized her glamorous maximalism during her career.

Dolly Parton proves to be one of the most multi-talented stars of today. She delivers well as an actress in Hollywood films and owns the stage during her musical performances. 

Parton dons vibrant clothes and sometimes incorporates shiny embellishments in garments. She wears her hair in her signature curly, shaggy and layered style that complements her maximalism in clothes. 

Parton’s presence substantiates her influence as it is immediately felt in the room when she enters. 

She ventures now on a journey that introduces her most glamorous self through a book. She titled it Behind the Seams: My Life In Rhinestones.

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Dolly Parton’s influences and early musical promise

Female pioneers in country music inspired Parton’s reputation in the industry. Rose Maddox and Molly O’Day of the 1940s, Kitty Wells of the 1950s, and Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline of the 1960s became Parton’s musical muses. 

Parton contributed a lot in the industry through empowering female identities in a world that men used to dominate. Her lyrics and bravery for speaking out made her a force to be reckoned with in the music scene.

Highly acclaimed actress and singer, Dolly Parton
Highly acclaimed actress and singer, Dolly Parton/Photo via Instagram @dollyparton

Parton’s exceptional talent shows in her powerful vocal ability as well. She tells stories with developed narratives combined with her trademark humor, giving further charm to her version of country music. 

Behind the Seams: My Life In Rhinestones, Parton’s new book

Parton’s new book Behind the Seams: My Life In Rhinestones features behind the scenes stories from her life and career. It shows her largest collection of private costumes, all evoking her commitment to maximalist opulence. 

Dolly Parton’s book, Behind the Seams: My Life In Rhinestones/Photo via Instagram @kreinika

The book tackles her distinguished looks as well, from her sky-high heels, famous wigs, and bold make-up. She reveals her most memorable outfits with glittering embellishments as well as the daring styles she dons every time.

Dolly Parton loved glittery embellishments on her garments
Dolly Parton loved glittery embellishments on her garments/Photo via Instagram @dollyparton

The book follows her creation Songteller: My Life in Lyrics that hit the bestselling mark in 2020. It became a tribute to one of the most beloved musicians in history. She dedicated this as well to those who devoted love and energy towards Parton.

Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones fills its readers with humor and from the title itself, lots of rhinestones. This is aside from the 450 total outfits included in the book

Singer Dolly Parton wearing one of her shimmery dresses
Singer Dolly Parton wearing one of her shimmery dresses/Photo via Instagram @dollyparton

An exhibit accompanies Parton’s new book

Parton worked on the book with her niece, Rebecca Seaver and music journalist Holly George-Warren. It contains profiles and remembrances from Parton’s favorite designers, make-up artists, and stylists. They became the pillars of Parton’s signature look.

An exhibit at Nashville’s Lipscomb University named Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones accompanies Parton’s new book. It opens to the public on October 31 to December 9 but tickets are now on sale.

The book became available for purchase on October 17 and shall hit your favorite book shops soon. 

Parton invites fans to join her down memory lane through her exciting new picture memoir. 

“It is my hope that you will enjoy a look at my life in costume and hair,” Parton said. “And get to know some of the great people who have helped shape my life and my look. Enjoy!” 

Banner photo via Instagram @dollyparton.

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