Fur flies at the US Presidential Inauguration 2009
February 2009, West Hollywood, CA
The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama was held in Washington, DC on the 20th January 2009 and celebrated with a week of festivities including the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and numerous inaugural concerts, balls and galas honoring the new President of the United States. With temperatures well below freezing the world’s most famous luminaries were out in fur, keeping stylishly warm and looking fantastically chic….proving once again that fur fashion scores high marks for both beauty and utlity!
The recent cold weather shows that when temperatures drop the ultimate cold weather fashion must-have is fur…whether full fur coats, cozy fur scarves or warm fur hats. And this was wildly evident across the stands and parade routes of DC during Inauguration week on everyone from the housewife from California, to the politician from New York, to the celebrities in attendance who participated in this historical celebration.
Jay Z, in attendance with his glamorous wife Beyonce Knowles, wins in the style stakes with his Sable trapper cap, while Queen Latifah looks comfortably chic and warm as she gives a speech in her stunning black dyed fox poncho.
Actresses Angela Bassett and Rachael Leigh Cook showed us that a star truly shines when she is wearing her favorite fur. Angela caught many an eye in her dramatic floor length black dyed sheared mink coat, while Rachael went for the ultimate trend of the moment, the fox trappers hat in an eye popping snowy white color complete with pom poms.
It would appear that George H. W. Bush is not one to miss out on such an historical moment, as well as a fashion trend! George was also wearing a trapper hat, this one in beaver, which surely cannot be beaten for warmth or style.
Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg always has a finger firmly on the fashion pulse and she is not missing a beat with this latest look. Diane was wearing an Arctic marble fox coat with fashionable three quarter length sleeves giving her the edge on fur fashion.
For color images of these celebrities in their fur fashions, please visit www.fur.org and click on “fashion” then “celebrities”.