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Silver Phoenix

Original name: Silver Phoenix

Other names: White/Silver Eagle

Description: Dark blue jumpsuit with silver bird facing left.

Black Phoenix belt
At least two different "Zebra Belts"; both designed for this suit.


The bird on the "Phoenix" suits wasn't originally designed as a bird. The original design was supposed to be two zebra heads bowing into each other, but when Elvis saw the sketches, his comment was "that bird has funny feet", as he was looking at the design upside down. So a bird design it came... but if you look at the design upside down, you can still see the two zebras in there... - At least two different belts were designed for the suit. Elvis wore both in '75 and in '76.

Photos from 1975 with the Black Phoenix belt

Photos from 1975 with First belt

Photos from 1975 with Second belt

Photos from 1976 with Second belt

Photos from 1976 with First belt

Timeline 1975
Timeline 1976

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