Smithsonian Collections

Patsy Cline's Costume

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
Description
Made for country music star Patsy Cline by her mother, this Western-style performance outfit features record-shaped patches stitched with the titles of Cline's records.
Cline began singing with gospel and country bands as a teenager in Virginia. With her 1957 breakout hit "Walkin' after Midnight," she became the first female country vocalist to cross over to the pop charts. In 1960, Cline achieved her childhood dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Three years later, she died in a plane crash.
Location
Currently on loan
Used By
Cline, Patsy
Maker
Hilda Hensley
Measurements
overall: 39 in x 11 1/2 in; 99.06 cm x 29.21 cm
overall: 39 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 99.695 cm x 31.75 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Type
pants