FAMOUS FACES IN FUR: Fur’s spell of glamour bedazzles celebrities.
April 2008, Los Angeles, CA
Celebrities are a major influence on fashion, not just as role models for consumers to emulate, but also on the garments being produced by designers.
Fashion darlings Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, continue to explore the more avant garde and modern fur designs wearing a fox vest and sheared mink jacket, while burlesque princess Dita Von Teese is the epitome of old world glamour in a smaller cropped mink and black karakul [sheep’s fur] jacket, a fabric that’s becoming more popular each season.
Kate Hudson sets the style for ‘Young Hollywood’ in ice white feathered fur. The UK’s style guru Trinny Woodhall, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Dream Girls’ star Jennifer Hudson also wrap up in pristine white fox and mink styles for their moment in the spotlight.
Fendi held one of fashion’s most high profile parties with a catwalk show on the Great Wall of China, and actresses Kate Bosworth and Ziyi Zhang were there to enjoy the atmosphere. Both wore stunning monochromatic furs, chevroned sheared mink coat with chinchilla cuffs and a goat and mink tail coat. Kate Moss also rocked the goat and mink tail coat at the Led Zepplin concert.
Julia Roitfield, daughter of French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfield, embodies understated style with a generous sable fur trim. Hollywood royalty, Sofia Coppola chooses mink, and celebrated indie actress Maggie Gyllenhaal selects fox, but both keep their look low key by matching simple dresses with their classic fur stoles.
Timbaland and Kid Rock both big names in the music industry also appear in big furs, opossum and raccoon, while actor Jamie Foxx chooses an elegant sheared mink collar.
Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle are incredibly alluring in voluminous full-length coats of chinchilla and fox. Mandy Moore looks ready to stop traffic in a leopard printed sheared goat hair. On a different note, songstress Celine Dion highlights the versatility of fur, wearing a relaxed daytime fox fur look.
Naomi Campbell remains part of the fashion elite in a charming black kid jacket. Sharon Stone sashays past the paparazzi in an oversized gold fox, every inch the Hollywood star. Susan Sarandon is the quintessence of style in black mink.