Dolly Parton: Taking the World by Storm With Her Own Slot Machines and Amusement Park

Dolly Parton: Taking the World by Storm
Star of her own slot machines and amusement park, award-winning icon Dolly Parton remains at large.

Edited By Jianna Ferrari

There are very few people who still have the privilege of being distinguished as an “icon”, and it truly seems that the age of icons and legends has passed. There is, however, one beautiful, fashionable-without-trying woman who continues to impress:  Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton: Artist-Fashion Leader - Entrepreneur

Dolly Parton: Artist – Fashion Leader – Entrepreneur

Dolly is a contradiction all in herself: glamorous and glitzy, yet wildly outspoken and vivacious. She’s the epitome of effortless glam, as she’s been known to get ready for shows in under 30 minutes – a feat not many women are capable of topping. “People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair,” she says. “I don’t know, I’m never there.”

This amazing woman has inspired many trends in the fashion industry, even though she claims not to pay particular attention to what she wears (“I don’t want people to try to look like me,” she told Vogue. “I just want ’em to listen to me.”).  Vogue lists some of the many styles inspired by Dolly including “fringed and floral-embroidered cowgirl blouses at Isabel Marant fall 2012 or Balmain spring 2012 and resort, the gilded Nashvillian suiting, and the glittery skirts and dresses. Think of the rodeo looks Karl Lagerfeld showed in Dallas with the Chanel Métiers d’Art pre-fall show; think of all the fringe that flew on the runways at Rodarte and Derek Lam and The Row for spring; think, even, the ’70s-flashback top-stitched denim suits (the Texas tuxedo rises again!) for the girls as well as the boys at Prada men’s spring 2015”.

But Dolly has inspired more than just simple fashion trends. She’s also become the face (and voice) of several casino games created by IGT, one of the largest slot machine manufacturers in the world today. She’s also found in an online game: Spin Genie‘s Dolly game gives different bonuses based on the symbols you line up, all named after Dolly’s songs. While the online version of the game is limited to reel spins, IGT’s slot machines have an interactive jukebox feature that allow them to listen to their favorite Dolly tunes with the click of a button.

Even now, fifty years after she kicked off her career in Nashville, Dolly continues to shine. With shows all over the UK in November and December, fans are sure to enjoy the effortless glam and wit of this diva.