Dolly Parton turns rock chick bejewelled leather creation

Did someone call for a diva? Dolly Parton sparkles on the red carpet as she turns rock chick in her bejewelled leather creation
By Georgina Littlejohn

It was a night where the world's biggest music divas gathered together to sing their hearts out and raise money for a good cause.

And of course, the night wouldn't have been complete without country music's biggest diva and philanthropist Dolly Parton.

And while she might have been surrounded by younger female stars, Miss Parton gave them a run for her money as she showed off her inner rock chick.
Still a star: Dolly Parton rocked up to the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night
She's till got it! Dolly Parton arrived at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event in New York last night in a sheer bejewelled leather creation

Dolly, who turns 66 next month, looked her usual sensational self as she arrived at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night.

The C&W star showed off a bejewelled leather creation as she posed for the cameras and larked about on the red carpet.

She wore the funky top over leggings and teamed it with knee high black boots, big hair and an even bigger smile.
Ole! Dolly looked like she was trying to flamenco her way along the red carpet as she flicked her hand in the air and kicked up her heels

Dolly was one of the performers at last night's event for Save The Music Foundation, now in its 15th year, which attempts to save and restore music education in schools.

This year's concert was aimed at helping schools in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, London and Memphis that helped create or contributed to soul music.

Dolly also sang on the night, performing a duet with Queen Latifah, who looked stunning in a Edition by Georges Chakra custom made blue crepe mermaid gown.
Diva duet: Dolly changed into this fringed frock as she took to the stage to perform with Queen Latifah at last night's event

Other performers on the night included Jennifer Hudson, who showed off her ever-shrinking frame, Jessie J, Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine, Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kelly Clarkson.

This year, Dolly released her 41st studio album Better Day, which she took on tour around the world, spending almost a month in the UK from August to September.

And proving that she still oozes sex appeal more than 50 years after she hit the music scene, she was named in the Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All Time List at number 92.
Bejeweled: Jennifer later poured her curves into a multi-coloured bejeweled gown to perform
Sexy: Jennifer certainly had stage presence in the attire

The VH1 Divas Live concerts were first created in 1998 in order to support the station's Save The Music Foundation.

This year's concert is designed to the cities such as Chicago, Detroit, London and Memphis that helped create or contributed to soul music.

British singer Jessie J went for a risque look, slipping into a sheer black dress with just gold beading and embroidery to cover her modesty.

Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch slipped into a stunning vintage style dress with sequinned front and sleeve.
Vibrant: The hit-maker later took to the stage wearing cut-out dress
with multi-coloured fringe
Different looks: Hudson is pretty in a floral shift dress, while Jessie J
gets funky in a printed bodysuit

The 25-year-old singer's fiery locks and porcelain skin were made up perfectly.

Performer Hudson's weight loss has recently been the topic of conversation, most recently on The View.

Hudson was as shocked as anyone when host Joy Behar claimed she was a size zero.

After the chat show host made the comments, Hudson was subject to heavy criticism and a backlash over her size – but the singer has revealed she never said she was so small.
Gorgeous: Florence later slipped into a gold metallic Twenties-style dress
and went barefoot to perform
Flaunting their figures: Much like Jennifer, Mary slipped her curves
into a figure-hugging dress to sing