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Young Priscilla Presley’s Love Affair With Fashion: From Gothic Glamour to Mod Dressing & Soaring High Heels Through the Years

Priscilla Presley’s life has always been illuminated by the spotlight, making the actress the topic of fascination for many. The former wife of Elvis Presley has always led her life glamorously, which translated into her wardrobe.

Priscilla & Elvis Presley’s Wedding

One of her most memorable outfits was her wedding dress. On May 1, 1967, Priscilla married Elvis at the Aladdin hotel in Las Vegas in an eight-minute ceremony. Priscilla’s dress was white and embellished with pearls with long see-through lace sleeves. Atop her quaffed updo sat a 3-foot veil and rhinestoned tiara. The dress was found humbly at a department store.

Priscilla Presley & Elvis Presley at their wedding on May 1, 1967. 
Priscilla Presley & Elvis Presley at their wedding on May 1, 1967.
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Priscilla Presley’s Signature Hair & On-Trend Fashion

Another image that has been largely serialized is a shot of Priscilla holding her daughter Lisa Marie Presley alongside her husband.  The then-new mother wore the ’60s mod-inspired hot pink ensemble featuring a collared long-sleeve dress and highly quaffed hair.

Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley and their newborn daughter Lisa Marie Presley Feb. 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla Presley and their newborn daughter Lisa Marie Presley Feb. 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.
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Priscilla was a fan of flowing silhouettes and florals during the ’70s. She wore platform heels and sandals throughout the period.

Priscilla Presley at her Beverly Hills Home - April 9, 1975.
Priscilla Presley at her Beverly Hills Home – April 9, 1975.
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Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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She often donned baggy jumpsuits and flared bedazzled denim. She also posed in a denim bikini. In her early years, the model would channel her life in Memphis, Tenn. through western-inspired wears that emulated her husbands’ love of campy and western-inspired clothing.

Priscilla Presley on March 19, 1974 poses for an exclusive photo session at her clothing shop Bis & Beau Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Priscilla Presley on March 19, 1974 poses for an exclusive photo session at her clothing shop Bis & Beau Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Priscilla Presley’s Bikini

Priscilla Presley in denim bikini at her Beverly Hills Home - April 9, 1975
Priscilla Presley in denim bikini at her Beverly Hills Home – April 9, 1975
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Her style has evolved over the years from classic shift dresses to more sophisticated staples. Stars like Lana Del Rey and Lily Collins have drawn inspiration from her wardrobe.

Priscilla Presley on Wilshire Boulevard.
Priscilla Presley on Wilshire Boulevard on April, 1980.
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Gothic Glamour

Later in the ’90s and ’00s, Priscilla started exploring gothic fashion bringing black gowns and sheer ensembles to red carpet events. She coordinated with a mix of ankle boots and pumps.

379259 01: Priscilla Presley arrives at the Friends of the Dream Foundation Gala September 28, 2000 to benefit the dream foundation which grants wishes to terminally-ill adults in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Online USA)
Priscilla Presley arrives at the Friends of the Dream Foundation Gala on Sept. 28, 2000, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA. - MARCH 14: Actress Priscilla Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley arrive at the premiere of Elvis '68 Comeback Special at the Arclight Cinemas on March 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Priscilla Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley arrive at the premiere of Elvis ’68 Comeback Special at the Arclight Cinemas on March 14, 2008 in Hollywood, Calif.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 6: Singer Lisa Marie Presley (L) and her mother Priscilla Presley attend the Lunchbox Hunger Relief Benefit for Food Bank of New York and The Lunchbox Fund at Saatchi & Saatchi December 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Lisa Marie Presley and her mother Priscilla Presley attend the Lunchbox Hunger Relief Benefit for Food Bank of New York and The Lunchbox Fund at Saatchi & Saatchi Dec. 6, 2007 in New York City.
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Priscilla has made her mark on the world with her looks that cemented her as a fashion icon in the ’60s and ’70s. Now at 77 years old, she is still inspiring many with her work and her wardrobe.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Actress Priscilla Presley attends The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State )
Priscilla Presley attends The Humane Society of the United States’ to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.
CREDIT: Angela Weiss

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