Superstar Adele has honored country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online.
The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night out, wearing an all-pink pant suit with a low-cut white shirt and a big curly blonde wig while holding a guitar.
Adele, who also sported blue eye shadow and long red nails, captioned the photo: “The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton! We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life.”
“I’ll always love you,” the Brit added, quoting Dolly’s 1970s hit I Will Always Love You, which was revamped by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1992.
The Hello hitmaker didn’t reveal the reason for her fancy dress, but Dolly has since praised the costume effort, commenting on her Instagram picture: “And I will always love you!”
Dolly previously expressed her admiration for Adele, whose signature cat-eye make-up inspired a lyric in the 72-year-old’s 2016 song Head Over High Heels, on which she sings, “I painted my lips red/And my eyes like Adele“.
“Everyone loves Adele,” Dolly gushed to the BBC at the time. “With all my little nieces, it’s all, ‘Adele this’ and ‘Adele that!’ And I love how she does her make-up, and so I’m always saying to my little nieces, ‘Can you fix my eyes like Adele?’.
“When I started that (Head Over High Heels) song, I had not planned to write that line. I was just thinking, ‘This needs to be about a girl dressing up sexy, so she’s got to have some make-up, and she’s got to paint her eyes.’ And all of a sudden it’s like, ‘And my eyes like Adele!'”