18 November 2003,
Price realised USD 23,900
USD 3,200 - USD 3,500
PATSY CLINE 'RED COWGIRL' ENSEMBLE
A red western-style shirt adorned with rhinestone-studded white fringe and white felt steer heads and wagon wheels together with a matching skirt; designed by the singer and handmade by her mother, Hilda Hensley; worn by Cline on the cover of the 'Washington Post Weekly,' to the Town and Country Jamboree with Jimmy Dean in Washington, D.C. and in a parade. Cline frequently wore her white 'Patsy' cowboy boots (See Lot 81) and her white cowboy hat (See Lot 83) with this particular ensemble.
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