ELVIS PRESLEY JUMPSUITS
Pictures of the spectacular jumpsuits THE KING wore on stage between 1969-1977.
BENEFIT CONCERT: May 5, 1975 Jackson, MS. State Fair Coliseum. ELVIS Nets $108,860 For Victims Of Tornado by Delta Democrat-Times. "Elvis Presley returned to his native state for a benefit performance Monday night and received a thunderous reception from more than 10,000 fans who packed the Mississippi Coliseum. The 40 years old Tupelo native strode onto the stage amid cheers and screams and immediately opened with his version of CC Rider."
BENEFIT SHOW in NATIVE STATE! ELVIS wearing the two-piece BENEFIT suit on May 30 1975 in Jackson, MS at State Fair Coliseum. THE KING raised $108,860 For Victims Of Tornado. A white sleeveless jumpsuit, white jacket with blue and silver trim on the shoulders and silver lined kickpleats done in embroidery on the legs. Worn with a light blue satin puffy shirt and the famous Maltese Cross necklace. A belt was made, but ELVIS never wore it with this suit. Photo: George Hill.
LESS STONES, STILL FANTASTIC! The BLUE TARGET jumpsuit has a little less stones and studs than the ORANGE version of the suit, but still looks gorgeous! Notice the wonderful craftsmanship on the back and the beautiful COINS Belt! The jumpsuit had a matching blue lined cape but THE KING wore it only in August-September 1973.
BLUE STARS & GOLDEN COINS! ELVIS wearing the BLUE TARGET aka BLUE STARBURST jumpsuit. THE KING first wore this suit in Vegas for the August-September 1973 stand. He wore it again several times during his 1974 January/February Las Vegas engagement, as well as during the famous 1974 March Tour. Always with the original Coins belt. Today the suit can be admired on display at Graceland.
SAME SUIT - 2 BELTS! ELVIS wearing the PEACOCK jumpsuit with 2 different belts. Right side - The Spanish Flower Belt: ELVIS in Los Angeles, CA on May 11 1974. Left side - The Original Peacock Belt: ELVIS in Cleveland, OH on June 21 1974. THE KING wore The PEACOCK Suit for the last time in San Antonio, TX on October 8 1974.
IN THE CITY OF THE ANGELS! ELVIS wearing the PEACOCK jumpsuit on stage in Los Angeles on May 11 1974. It is a white jumpsuit with wonderful a peacock design done in embroidery. It is said it was THE KING's favorite jumpsuit. When ELVIS first wore this suit in 1974, he didn't wear it with the original belt, but with the White Spanish Flower belt instead. This is an iconic picture of ELVIS seen all over the world on the cover of the PROMISED LAND album.
THE GOD OF BEAUTY! ELVIS wearing the ADONIS( aka the COMET ) Jumpsuit. The suit had a matching gold lined cape and THE KING wore it with The Gold Attendace Belt. This suit made its debut on June 9 1972 at the first MSG concert. Kurt Russell wore this suit in the 1979 movie "ELVIS". He visited Graceland while preparing for the movie and Vernon suggested Kurt would try on one of ELVIS jumpsuits. They decided to use the suit in the movie. Vernon died in 1979 year and the suit was never returned.
LET IT SNOW! ELVIS wearing THE SNOWFLAKE jumpsuit on July 1st 1973 for the Matinee Show at The Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The suit had a matching cape and THE KING always wore this suit with the original SNOWFLAKE belt. The suit was first worn during the 1973 April tour. Picture taken by George Hill.
LET'S PLAY CHESS! Another very rare jumpsuit: THE WHITE CHECKERCOARD aka SQUARE NAIL! It's a white jumpsuit with a checkerboard pattern on the chest made out of pyramid shaped nails. ELVIS wore it with a purple macrame belt. It was first worn at the 1971 January/February Las Vegas engagement and after that THE KING wore it again a few times at Lake Tahoe Season 1: July 20 - August 2 1971. The suit was on display at Graceland.
ONLY TWICE! ELVIS wearing one of his very rare jumpsuits: WHITE RIBBS. It's a white suit with eyelets along the back of the arms, along the legs and along the V-Neck. The eyelets were connected with gold laces and the suit was worn with the original gold/white macrame belt. ELVIS wore this suit for the the first time on November 11 1970 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The suit was worn again only once on November 16 1970 at the Fair Ground Arena in Oklahoma City.
HISTORY: LAKE TAHOE OCTOBER 12 1974 - Midnight Show: 12:00 am! The first time ever ELVIS wore the famous and iconic MEXICAN SUNDIAL JUMPSUIT! Almost 3 years later, on JUNE 26 1977 in Indianapolis at Indiana Market Square Arena, THE KING wore this suit for his very last concert performance. TCB FOREVER!
ON FIRE! ELVIS wearing the FLAME suit, the very last jumpsuit that was made for him that he got to wear on stage. There were 2 versions of this suit: one with yellow kickpleats and anoother one with orange kickpleats.The first one (with yellow kickpleats) was never worn by ELVIS on stage because it was too tight. So his master tailor made a second version with orange kickpleats. THE KING wore this suit two times only, on Oct. 20 & 26, 1976. Today both suits are on display at Graceland.
TENOCHITITLAN OUTFIT! THE KING wearing his spectacular BLACK AZTEC (aka BEAR CLAW, aka CHICKEN BONE) jumpsuit. It's a black suit with light blue puffy sleeves. Also a "chocker" is part of the suit. ELVIS first wore it several times during his 1975 July tour and at least once during his following Vegas engagement. Although an original belt was made for this suit, Elvis didn't wear it when he started using the suit. Instead, he wore the suit with the Blue Armadillo belt.
LIKE A COBRA! ELVIS wearing the BLUE STAPESTRY( aka AQUA) jumpsuit on stage in Las Vegas. It is a light blue suit with blue and silver snake like pattern on the lapels. The original belt is made of white macramé. The suit made it's debut during the 1970 January/February Las Vegas stand. ELVIS wore this suit always with black boots. The suit was worn during one of the Houston Astrodome shows, as well as possibly again during August/September 1970 Vegas engagement.
ARABIAN PATTERN. ELVIS on stage in 1977 wearing the beautiful KING OF SPADES jumpsuit. It is a white jumpsuit with an Arabian pattern done in embroidery. This suit made it's debut during the 1974 October Lake Tahoe engagement. After that, ELVIS didn't wear it again until the latter part of 1976. In '76 the suit was only worn with the "V-Neck Belt". In 1977 THE KING returned to the belt that was originally designed for this suit. In this picture you can admire the original KING OF SPADES belt.
GIFT FOR A LUCKY FAN! On June 30 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 3 pm show, ELVIS would give away the THUNDERBIRD cape and belt to the five-year-old Robbie Barnes who was in the audience dressed in tiny jumpsuit. The original belt and the cape are still in private hands.
THE ORIGINAL BELT! ELVIS wore The THUNDERBIRD jumpsuit again on the June-July 1973 tour and this time with the original belt. THE KING wore the suit for the last time in 1973 on the Las Vegas August/September engagement in Las Vegas. This is the only known jumpsuit that has kickpleats lined with stones.
THE ALIEN BELT! ELVIS on stage wearing the THUNDERBIRD jumpsuit in November 1972. It's a white jumpsuit wth matching aqua lined cape and kickpleats lined with stones.When THE KING first wore this suit, he didn't wear it with the original belt. Instead, he wore it with a belt that he got as a present from actor Jack Lord. The suit was used with the original belt when ELVIS wore it again in 1973.
ONLY ONCE! ELVIS wearing the LONG FRINGE jumpsuit aka WING suit or CAPE FRINGE suit. It is a white jumpsuit with a cape already built in the suit, and very long fringes coming off the cape. No belt was made for this suit. This suit was worn only once by ELVIS in Los Angeles on November 14, 1970.
RED ARMADILLO! ELVIS wearing the GIPSY (aka Totem Pole) jumpsuit: a dark blue suit with white puffy sleeves. Also a "chocker" was part of this suit. The suit made its debut during the 1975 July tour, but when ELVIS first wore it, he didn't wear it with the original belt. He wore it with a belt that was originally designed for the "Navy Blue Two-Piece Red armadillo". The original belt was worn with this suit during his 1975 December Las Vegas engagement.
TODAY LEGACY EDITION! ELVIS wearing the wonderful EGYPTIAN PHARAOH jumpsuit. The suit made it's debut at the opening show of the 1973 January/February Las Vegas engagement and was last worn on tour in March 1974. A picture of ELVIS wearing this suit was featured on the cover of his 1975 album "TODAY" and the fans started referring this suit as "Today suit". August 2015 Sony re-released the 1975 album, ELVIS TODAY, as part of a special 40th anniversary Legacy Edition package.