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Lipscomb to Feature Dolly Parton Fashion Exhibit

The exhibit featuring 25 outfits from the country superstar’s wardrobe will be open for a limited time.

Attention, lovers of all things rhinestones, glitter and Dolly! Lipscomb University announced its Dolly Parton fashion exhibit, “My Life In Rhinestones,” is set to open Oct. 31 through Dec. 9. The limited-time display is presented by the university’s Department of Fashion and Design and will feature 25 outfits from Parton’s decades-long career.

Beginning this Halloween, visitors can tour the one-of-a-kind looks and discover the history and stories behind the clothes.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dolly Parton and those behind her iconic fashion to offer the community this exciting opportunity to have an up-close look at some of her favorite outfits and to learn more about these treasured looks,” Lipscomb University President Candice McQueen said. “This unique fashion exhibition will also provide tremendous learning opportunities for our students as they discover more about the creative process and techniques and interact with the makers who have developed these fashions.”

The exhibit brings to life Parton’s new fashion-focused book, Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, which is set to release Oct. 17.

Tickets for the fashion exhibition are $25 per person for a 45-minute tour. The tickets are limited and are for timed entry. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1. The exhibit hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available for guests adjacent to the library in the lot located at One University Park Drive, Nashville.

Find tickets to this special Dolly Parton fashion exhibit here.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.