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Here’s Dolly Parton’s Closet, a Glorious Feast of Sparkles

Last week, Our Patron Saint of Sparkles Dolly Parton put her glorious stage costumes on display for an exhibition benefiting her namesake nonprofit. Sadly, it was a single-night affair to which we were not invited, but Parton gave V magazine full photo access to her costume archives for its January issue. For those who missed seeing Parton’s wardrobe in the flesh, here are never-before-seen images of select items in all their fringe-y, spangly, over-the-top glory. The photos might be new, but they invoke the same question we’ve been asking for decades now: Just how did she get into these dresses with those boobs?!

Photo: Dan Forbes for V Magazine Issue 93/www.vmagazineshop.com
Dolly Parton’s Closet, a Giant Feast of Sparkles