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From the Collection of Greg Page. This black and white suit, fondly referred to as the "penguin suit,” is one of nearly half a dozen suits of this style that were made by IC Costume Company in the mid-1970s for Elvis. Since these suits were typically worn casually by Elvis, this example is a rare exception. On August 19th, 1975, Elvis was performing in Las Vegas. He was dressed in this suit that day and since he was running behind schedule without time to change into one of his typical jumpsuits for the show, Elvis wore this suit on stage for that particular performance. Please note that photographs from this performance depict an alternate set of pants. The pants in the images are the correct pair for this suit ensemble, however, at some point Elvis switched the pants for ones with the black and white reversed. The suit jacket being offered is the stage worn example in the images, however the pants accompanying this example are not stage worn. The pants matching the jacket which were worn on stage by Elvis are in the archives at Graceland. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from John O'Grady and Mike Moon and also by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.





Condition

Overall excellent condition with several stains and loose threads, this suit exhibits strong evidence of wear and good use. There is some discoloration in the "white" areas of the suit typical of a suit this age.

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Elvis Presley Black and White “Penguin” Suit

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000Aug 15, 2014
Memphis, TN, USA