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Charlotte Poling, left, Dolly Parton, Jamie Reschke, and Dr. Candice McQueen, right, pose together at the exhibit

Dolly Parton visits Lipscomb to preview “My Life in Rhinestones” fashion exhibit

Earlier this week, the iconic Dolly Parton visited Lipscomb University’s campus to get an advance look at the installation of her upcoming fashion exhibit “Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones”.

According to a statement from Lipscomb’s vice president of communications and marketing, Kim Chaudoin, Parton was at the school for an interview with Norah O’Donnell from CBS News.

The interview took place in Beaman Library, where the exhibit is being held.

Parton’s interview with O’Donnell was about her upcoming book “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones” as well as the “Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones” fashion exhibit that is being hosted on Lipscomb’s campus.

During her visit, Parton also met with Lipscomb president Dr. Candice McQueen as well as a small number of Lipscomb students who are involved with the event.

One of the students, Chloe Beauchene, a junior hospitality management major from Smyrna, TN had this to say about meeting Dolly, “Having the opportunity to meet Dolly Parton, leading up to the ‘Dolly Parton and The Makers Exhibition’ was an absolute honor. She is exactly who you’d expect. Her laugh is so warm and welcoming.”

Dolly Parton (left) with Lipscomb president Dr. Candice McQueen (right). Photo courtesy of Kristi Jones

According to Chaudoin, Parton’s interview will air nationally on the CBS Evening News on Oct. 16 and on the CBS Morning News on Oct. 17th. It will also be available to stream on Oct. 19 on the CBS News website.

If you would like the opportunity to view “Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones” yourself, it will be open to the public starting Oct. 31 in Beaman Library.

The exhibit will give fans and fashion lovers an inside view of some of her most iconic looks, while also highlighting the stories and the makers behind the scenes that made them all possible.