Singer Glen Campbell may have popularized the term “rhinestone cowboy” with his 1975 hit single, but the concept—country-music performers decked out in spangled suits—was invented two decades earlier by a designer whose roots lay thousands of miles from Nashville. Nudie Cohn, a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine, was the man who originated the elaborate, rhinestone-covered outfits that have long been a hallmark of country music’s fashion… read more >
Nudie Cohn: Country Music’s Sparkle King
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