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"Elvis: Dressed To Rock" Exhibit Opens at Graceland in Memphis

May 11, 2022 4:16 PM | Lori Huffstutler (Administrator)

Elvis Presley's Graceland is opening a new exhibit called Elvis: Dressed To Rock on May 7. The exhibit will explore Elvis' on-stage style from 1969-1977 through more than 100 pieces of iconic stagewear, including jumpsuits, capes, belts, jewelry, original designer sketches and more.

This limited-time exhibit will feature a dramatic 21-foot floor-to-ceiling display of Elvis iconic stage costumes in a newly reimagined area of Elvis: The Entertainer Museum at Elvis Presley's Memphis, and allow visitors to see Elvis' jumpsuits like they never have before. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will immerse themselves in many of the fashion pieces that defined the King of Rock 'n' Roll's style and career, all part of Graceland extensive archive collection.

From the two-piece tunics worn in 1969 in Las Vegas, to the last jumpsuit Elvis wore on stage in Indianapolis, Elvis: Dressed to Rock will showcase over 100 pieces of stagewear worn by the king including stunning jumpsuits, beautifully detailed capes, numerous belts, two-piece suits, studded boots, jewelry, and more. In addition, guests will see outfits displayed for the first time ever as their complete sets, including three Cisco Kid two-piece outfits, worn in Las Vegas in 1971, and two of Elvis' Dude Suits, worn in Las Vegas in 1972.

Some of the iconic items included in the new Elvis: Dressed to Rock Exhibit, include:

  • Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit, worn for the first-ever satellite concert
  • Aztec Sun jumpsuit, the last jumpsuit Elvis wore on stage
  • TCB Custom-made Ring, worn on stage the last few years of his career
  • Original Drawings by Bill Belew, designer of Elvis' stagewear and personal wardrobe from 1968-1977
  • Jumpsuits worn in Las Vegas 1970, featured in his first concert documentary “Elvis: That's The Way It Is”

Admission to the exhibit is included with all Graceland tickets as part of the Elvis Presley's Memphis experience.

The Elvis: Dressed to Rock exhibition and Graceland Elvis 45 Record Giveaway are part of Graceland's yearlong celebration, ELVIS 45, to honor the life and legacy of Elvis 45 years after his passing. To find out more about Elvis 45, visit Graceland.com/45.

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