Dolly Parton Appears at Paris Fashion Week on the Back of a Designer Jacket
Dolly Parton has been a lot of places, but one place fans probably don't expect to see her (on a regular basis, anyway) is at a runway haute couture show in Paris. Yet, the superstar did show up at the Gucci Spring 2019 show on the back of a denim jacket.
Parton's visage is painted onto the back of the oversized jacket, and lest anyone wonder whom that face belongs to, her first name is also emblazoned on the garment. Designer Alessandro Michele not only showed off the jacket, a shirt and leggings with Parton’s face on it were also part of his collection for Paris Fashion Week.
"In a tribute to the most honored female country performer Dolly Parton, a sleeveless denim jacket with her image on the back, a two tone shirt and leggings," announced the iconic fashion house when posting a visual of the garment on social media.
Michele clearly had American pop culture in mind with this collection, as he also showed a felt hat "inspired by singer songwriter Janis Joplin," and a handbag shaped like Mickey Mouse. We can only wonder what his personal playlist consists of lately!
Parton herself is, as always, busy as usual. Most recently, she was one of the contributors on 27: The Most Perfect Album, which was released on Sept. 18. The project consists of songs about the 27 amendments to the United States Constitution; Parton's song "is an explicit celebration of women’s rights as she sings about the 19th amendment (women’s suffrage)."
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