While watching the inauguration with my own agenda, that of the millions of animals killed for their fur, I was shocked but very pleased to see that Aretha Franklin wasn’t wearing ANY fur. Not a single tuft anywhere on her coat or hat, amazing. I once poked my head into her limo parked in Columbus Circle and explained to her why her wearing fur was cruel to animals…and offensive to me. So perhaps I should take full credit for her fashion choice today, ha! Though the coat she was wearing may have been wool. One step at a time I guess.
Michele Obama and Jill Biden didn’t have a stitch of fur on either. Laura Bush wasn’t wearing any fur and she looked quite sophisticated in her gray ensemble (which may have been wool). Her daughters, the Bush twins, had no fur on and were actually wearing quite sensible coats (ok, maybe I’ll miss their shenanigans just a little bit).
Lynne Cheney had a big fur collar on her coat, figures. Her husband hunts (both animals and people apparently) fer christ’s sake.
But the worst violation of decency goes to Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis, who was wearing a big, grotesque fur. Spike’s not off the hook either; he sported a fur collar and a Yankees hat with fur lining. Did they “Do the Right Thing” and have some consideration before flaunting their wealth–and bad taste–during this recession? Not by a long shot.