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Elvis: The King Of Fashion
Gibson, Lorraine (2024)

White Owl
hardback , 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1-3990-4984-4 , ISBN-13: 978-1-3990-4984-9

Category: Biographies
Language: English
Description: Elvis' unique sense of style and musical talent went hand-in-hand in creating Elvis the Showman. As a teenager, before he sang a note, it was his unconventional look that singled him out among his peers. Later, it was his voice that stopped a conservative 1950s America in its tracks. This book looks at how Elvis broke down cultural and racial barriers and smiled in the face of safe dressing. His bold outfits were his trademark yet, no matter how dazzling, they never outshone him. They were also his force shield, superhero costumes that protected him from anxiety, pain, the glare of the spotlight and, in difficult times, from reality. It considers how Elvis's extraordinary style - as much as his pioneering music - defined his life and the experiences that he lived through. It includes exclusive interviews with: Hal Lansky, whose family dressed Elvis for three decades, and who advised Austin Butler on what to wear playing him in the 2022 movie, Elvis; Award-wining producer director, Steve Binder who resurrected Elvis' career and put him in that black leather suit for the 1968 Comeback Special; Butch and Kim Polston, who maintain Elvis' legacy, recreating his spectacular 1970s Vegas jumpsuits, including those worn by Butler.
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