See Dolly Parton Relive Her Playboy Bunny Days
The former cover star is reminiscing on her iconic photo shoot.
Dolly Parton loves a good throwback!
The country superstar loves to keep her more iconic moments fresh in our minds, frequently posting beloved photos on Instagram and reliving good times with good friends, and today, she's shining a light on her Playboy days!
The "Jolene" songstress was featured on the cover of the magazine in 1978, where she wore an all-black strapless corset with matching black bunny ears, along with pink sequinned cuffs and collar, the latter of which featured a white, bedazzled bowtie.
Today, March 25, she brought attention back to the fabulous look when she announced she'd created a new line of merch inspired by the cover.
She shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself in a similar getup along with two models wearing a pair of tees with the photo printed across the front. Her first name and the date of the cover, October 1978, were added in yellow text.
"Any bunny think Carl will like this new shirt? ➡️🐰," she joked in the caption, referencing the source of the first photo included: a video from 2021 in which Parton was enjoying a "hot girl summer."
The philanthropist, 77, shared the video on Twitter in July of that year, in which she showed off the recreated look—with the addition of a mesh layer and pair of black sleeves—in honor of husband Carl Thomas Dean's 78th birthday.
She explained that she once said she'd pose for Playboy at age 75, which she was at the time of recording. Since the magazine had been retired, she went ahead and revived the look for the special occasion, instead. She went on to share that she had had her own photo shoot in the 'fit, creating a new cover of the "new Dolly" and framing the two shots side by side to present to her hubby.
The new merch is available now on Parton's webstore, with the print offered on tee shirts, a tote bag, a keychain, a mug, and a magnet.