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White Fringe & Multi Colored Beads
White Fringe & Colored Beads
Las Vegas, Season 3 – 58 Shows – August 10th – September 8th 1970

 

Elvis kicked off his third Las Vegas season on August 10th 1970 wearing White Fringe & Multicolored Beads. This is a stylish, one-colored white jumpsuit with 50 thick white fringes in diagonal lines making a "V"-shape just below the chest opening. This outfit might be inspired by Native American outfits. The fringes are about 8 inches long in the middle, and a little longer up to the shoulders, about 10 inches. These fringes are decorated with beads in the colors white, yellow, purple, turquoise and red. There are 9 gold colored eyelets on each side of the chest opening from the bottom up to the collar. There are three white cuff buttons on each side of the sleeves. The belt Elvis wore was thick, white macramé decorated with the same beads as on the rest of the suit. In addition to opening the season in this outfit, he wore it several times, such as at the midnight show August 13th, and on the dinner show August 15th, to name a few. Beaded Fringe or Pearl Fringe, as is also known, was probably not used after this season, if not in Las Vegas February 1971. Hopefully this suit and belt is in Graceland's archives, but this version of the Fringe suit has never been seen on public display.

   

 

White Fringe & Colored Beads is a one-colored white jumpsuit with 50 thick white fringes in diagonal lines making a "V"-shape just below the chest opening. The fringes are about 8 inches long in the middle, and a little longer up to the shoulders, about 10 inches. These fringes are decorated with beads in the colors white, purple and turquoise. There are 9 eyelets in gold on each side of the chest opening with lacing from the bottom up to the collar. On each side of the sleeves, there are three white cuff buttons. The only difference between the first and the second version of this fringe suit is that the beads are less and only three colors were used. Elvis wore the green macramé belt first, used together with the White Brocade & Green Trim on February 1970. On this September tour, this belt was used on the first and last concert. On September 12th in Miami, at 03:00 p.m. Elvis wore a beautiful blue macramé belt. This suit was probably used for the first and last time on this tour. 

 

Known Concert Dates wearing this suit:

 

Date

Venue

Location

Showtime

Crowd

Belt

Musicians

10/08/1970

International Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

(Estreia)

2.200

Macramé Branco

Roupas pretas

13/08/1970

International Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

00h00
(Meia noite)

2.200

Macramé Branco

Roupas brancas

15/08/1970

International Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

20h15 (Jantar)

2.200

Macramé Branco

Roupas brancas

23/08/1970

International Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

20h15 (Jantar)

2.200

Macramé Branco

 

09/09/1970

Veteran Memorial Coliseum

Phoenix, Arizona

20h30

13.300

Macramé Verde

Roupas pretas

12/09/1970

Convention Center

Miami, Florida

15h00

12.000

Macramé Azul

Roupas brancas

14/09/1970

Municipal Auditorium

Mobile, Alabama

20h30

10.800

Macramé Verde

Roupas pretas

12/11/1970

Coliseum

Seattle, Washington

20h30

15.000

Macramé Verde

Roupas pretas

17/11/1970

Denver Coliseum

Denver, Colorado

20h30

12.000

Macramé Verde

 

 

Sources:

Elvis Presley, Fashion for a King, by Tommy Edwardsen and Atle S. Larsen (Follow That Dream)

Elvis – The Concert Years – 1969-1977, by Stein Erik Skar

Elvis Presley in Concert, TCB World websites and others.

Gallery - 10/08/1970 - Las Vegas:
 

Gallery - 09/09/1970 - Phoenix:
 

Gallery - 12/09/1970 - Miami:
 

Gallery - 14/09/1970 - Mobile:
 

Gallery - 12/11/1970 - Seattle:
 

Gallery - 17/11/1970 - Denver:
 

Gallery - Las Vegas (no date):
 

Gallery - Without information:
 

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