Dream Suits

Nudie Cohn, the tailor behind Elvis Presley's famous gold lame getup, knows a thing or two about dressing up. This book details the life of the Russian-born designer to the stars who created the rhinestone cowboy look.

Nudie Cohn's designs transformed the clothing of American country music. At one time a designer of highly embellished g-strings for New York strippers, Nudie moved to Hollywood in 1947 and originated the Rhinestone cowboy look that has become visual shorthand for a particular strain of country music style. His fantastical, intricately embroidered and heavily ornamented outfits have adorned the backs of countless stars within country music as well as those from the worlds of rock n roll, film and the rodeo. They include Elvis Presley, Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Hank Williams, Porter Wagoner, Gram Parsons, John Lennon, Cher, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Elton John. 

Genre
Catalogue
Topics
American country music, Cowboy, Hollywood, Nudie Cohn, Rhinestone
Publisher
LANOO PUBLISHING
Editor
Bracha Deman
Author
Mairi Mackenzie
Format
Hardback
Language
English
Original Language
English
ISBN
978-9020960464 (find on Amazon)

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