Pretty in Mink
Delysia: "There is something so sensual about fur next to the skin, don't you think?"
Although fur historically was worn for warmth, it's also for centuries been associated with wealth and glamour. Thus some outfits have fur, just because it makes everything's more stylish, more grand, more sexy (since some folk like how soft fur feels, and how it looks wrapped around a woman, or a guy).
Fur worn for more than warmth alone has been around since perhaps as long as civilization. In Europe, it largely started in earnest when power shifted from Rome to Central and Northern Europe. This was around the time kings brought the Ermine Cape to the Ermine Cape Effect. That combined with Sumptuary Laws about who could wear what kind of fur made this quite the luxury, save for the least expensive, like sheepskin.
The trope is as old as plays in the medieval era, but Film is where it's most evident. One theory is that black and white films needed more sensation and went tactile. This idea is still plausible—unless it's explicitly for warmth or to mark a character, fur in fiction is almost always used to pretty up the scene (especially as part of Costume Porn). Even today, with Fur and Loathing, fake fur is often used for glamour.
At one point furs were so common they didn't provide characterisation the way they do today under the Hollywood Dress Code. The exceptions were very specific outfits, like the classic pimp coat. What fur was worn was generally chosen one of two ways. The first was reflecting whatever trends was popular for a certain demographic. The second was whatever the designer felt like.
These days furs are less common and tend to show Conspicuous Consumption. The trope now has competition from Fur and Loathing, where a woman in a fur coat is evil—the Rich Bitch, The Vamp or worse. Other characters who wear fur tend to do it for a single special episode.
Now since this is about gratuitous use of fur, it's not just any instance of wearing fur. Even if a fur is worn for warmth, it also has to be an excuse to have a nice fur in the scene to count for this trope. Thus an Inuit parka usually doesn't count, unless the parka is dwelt upon lovingly and is designed to be stylish.
Sister Tropes include Hell-Bent for Leather, Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry, Fluffy Fashion Feathers, Opera Gloves, Gold Makes Everything Shiny, An Ice Suit, Sexy Coat Flashing.
- Fur Bikini
- Going Fur a Swim
- "Happy Holidays" Dress
- It's Fake Fur, It's Fine
- Naked in Mink
- Sexy Santa Dress
- Blackglama Mink's "What Becomes A Legend Most?" ad campaign use celebrities wearing the company's furs.
- Emba Mink did a variation. Instead of stars wearing fur, they would show stars snuggling up to pretty ladies wearing fur (might have been their wives or girlfriends). The slogan: "Wrap Yourself In Something Special."
- Any ads for furs will be Up Marketing.
Anime and Manga
- In the opening of one of the Sailor Moon movies, Minako is trying on different clothes, and finally shows up in a fur coat (also with Artemis lying around her neck). The others aren't impressed, but more because of the way she's acting.
- Fay from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle wears a huge, luxuriant white fur overcoat—over at least two more full layers of clothing! Since he's from an ice-world, bulky fur is one of the few ways to glam up his appearance.
- Satella from Chrono Crusade, the rich Ms. Fanservice, wears a dress with a fur-lined collar.
- The fur-trimmed capes Marie Antoinette wears in Rose of Versailles, as well as the dress with Gem-Encrusted ermine.
- Although a villain, the Moon Empress of Yaiba wears an outfit likely for this trope, consisting of white fur trim on her cape, her Opera Gloves, and the neckline of her Playboy Bunny outfit.
- Some of Minmay's outfits in Macross have fur trim.
- Prétear: The Ice Pretear outfit.
- Eva Heinemann of Monster has a grey fur jacket.
- Muginami of Rinne no Lagrange wears a fur-trimmed jacket.
- Archie Comics: Spoiled Brat Veronica Lodge wears lots of furs. Bettey has even worn a few.
- Alexandra of Josie and the Pussy Cats
- The girls of Katy Keene have owned and modeled several furs.
- X-Men: Jean Grey wears a white fur coat (see the picture above) in one issue of the first series of X-Factor, since her Little Black Dress isn't keeping her warm outside in the winter. It's also never seen after that. This could be because of all the times the superheroes' headquarters are destroyed, or because she got smart and put it in a safe place to wear "off panel" (like when the heads at Marvel allow her to come back).
- In Danger Girl, Abigail wears a mink coat to infiltrate a party.
- In Silver Age Superman comics, Lois Lane was constantly competing with Lana Lang for Superman's affections. In this cover from an old comic, Lois goes back in time to prevent Lana and Superman from forming a romantic attachment, and just because of this trope, she's wearing a fur coat.
- The skating dress worn by Flash enemy Golden Glider has white fur cuffs.
- The Squadron Supreme villain The Mink, whose costume is a fur coat and furry boots.
- Black Widow of the Iron Man comics occasionally wears fur.
- Muffy Ainsworth in the newspaper Spider-Man wears a white fur jacket.
- Carmen Hosanna of Sinister Dexter.
- The Snow Queen of Fables wears a fur boa.
- The girls in Millie the Model have owned and modeled several furs.
- The Stud and its sequel The Bitch.
- The original The Women and its first remake The Opposite Sex.
- Ginger in Casino wore furs for nearly half her screen time. Also, Sam and Ginger's daughter, Amy, wore a white rabbit jacket for about half her screen time.
- Broadway Melody Of 1940 had an agent who used an ermine cape (not the royal kind) as a way to get dates. It was apparently based on a Real Life Hollywood agent, just that the real version used a silver fox wrap instead.
- Madame Bovary(1991 adaptation): The eponymous madame wears a white mink stole. This was either a mistake or expediency by the costumer, as white mink wasn't around until the late 1940s. A white fur wrap back then would likely have been fox, rabbit, or ermine.
- Love in The Afternoon: Borrowing an ermine coat was one of the ways Ariane gains Frank Flannigan's interest. It seems to work when in a Sexy Discretion Shot, the camera focuses on Ariane letting her coat fall to the floor.
- Suzie Q: In the opening, the titular heroine wears a white fur wrap on the way to a dance.
- A Muppet Family Christmas sends this one up. Kermit tells Miss Piggy he got her a mink for Christmas, and she's thrilled until she meets the mink—a live anthropomorphic mink named Maureen. Piggy is about to karate chop Kermit into next week, but then Maureen exclaims that she is Piggy's biggest fan, and Piggy quickly warms up to her.
- That Lady in Ermine fits this trope perfectly. Despite the name, the titular character seems to be wearing an ermine coat just because. It could have been a lot of things for what the plot was about. The final scene of the movie has her descendant wear a different kind of ermine coat, that more fit that era, or at least the Hollywood Costuming version.
- That Touch Of Mink also fits this trope perfectly. There is a mink coat, and... it has almost nothing else to do with the plot, but it's pretty.
- In Snow White and The Three Stooges, the titular princess wears skating dresses trimmed with white fur, one as a kid and another as an adult, that includes an ermine muff.
- Many of Sonja Henie's films.
- In American Dreamer, Kathy, thinking she's Rebbecca Ryan, goes on a shopping spree, which includes several furs, which also get plenty of screentime later on.
- The Bad and The Beautiful has at least one fur in each flashback. Respectively there was an ermine jacket, a dress trimmed with white fox, and a white mink wrap.
- Gypsy: Notably a white rabbit coat and hat June wears for one of the acts, and a mink coat Gypsy wears that she lets her mother wear at the end. The first film version even had Gypsy wear a dress with a skirt covered entirely with white fox.
- Shirley Temple wore a white rabbit coat in a movie, and that's been the most popular real fur for girl's clothing since.
- Both Marie Antoinette films, since the real Marie of course did wear some fur-trimmed dresses.
- In Adventures in Babysitting a full length fur is used to hide from a gangster.
- The opening scene of Singin in The Rain is a film premiere, and several actresses show up in fur capes.
- In Ronin a figure skater wears a mink coat when she arrives for a show. She later gets killed, but because her friend is involved in espionage and lets her die when some hold her hostage.
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had plenty.
- The films Jayne Mansfield starred in gave her plenty of furs.
- In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, the bratty Veruca Salt wore one (of four!) to the factory. And the actress's mink coat was specially made for her, since mink coats weren't commonly made in girls' sizes.
- A scene in Mannequin has Kim Catrall wearing a pale brown fur coat over Black Bra and Panties and stockings.
- In the Ginger Rogers film Lady in the Dark, she wears a dress with a mink skirt.
- The two film adaptations of Lady for a Day.
- The comedy Easy Living begins with a banker getting tired of his wife's fur purchases and throws a sable coat out the window, accidentally falling on the main character.
- Why Did I Get Married by Tyler Perry has plenty of furs (at least in the film version), as part of the story is about the main characters are vacationing in Aspen.
- Hell On Heels The Battle For Mary Kay, Mary Kay wears fur, and even gives a black mink coat to the best saleswoman each year, two such presentations capping the film.
- Songlian of Raise the Red Lantern has a few fur trimmed outfits, and a short, white rabbit cape she wears in a scene.
- Unfaithfully Yours: Several, with Daphne even asking her sister what fur she would be wearing so Daphne wouldn't wear an identical one.
- The Fashion Show-like scene in The Stuff
- Roberta and the remake Lovely To Look At.
- Easter Parade
- All I Want for Christmas had a number of scenes of opulent people in New York at Christmastime, so there were a number of furs, including Hallie wearing a white rabbit fur muff when she goes to correct her wish to Santa.
- 42nd Street, especially the "Young and Healty" number, where every woman in that scene wore outfits trimmed with white fox.
- In Stage Door, Socialite Terry Randall wants to break into show business, and stays at a boarding house for actresses. She does bring a lot of her clothes, including a lot of her furs. She even lets her roommate, Jean, borrow her short ermine cape with the line "You may as well go to perdition in ermine. You're sure to come back in rags."
- Matilda the Hun of Death Race 2000 wore a white mink jacket, and even a biker helmet covered in white mink.
- Phyllis of Troop Beverly Hills wears a white mink coat on a camping trip, even though it turned out not to be a good idea in a place where it would rain.
- Nika in the film of Hitman wears a silver mink coat.
- Victoria in RED (film) wears a white mink coat, and a lynx coat.
- Muriel in The Accidental Tourist wears a few furs, including a purple rabbit jacket.
- The thriller Dangerous Crossing has a number of furs, including the heroine wearing a mink coat for the first hour of the film.
- The Hebrew Hammer: A dame in a fur coat shows up at the office of the Hammer, mistaking him for Mike Hammer.
- At the end of Johnny Dangerously, his girlfriend wore a white fox wrap at the end as part of the joke Broken Aesop.
- The wife in the movie Of Unknown Origin wears a blue fox coat when she goes on vacation with her son. Consequently, it's one of the few luxuries they have that isn't wrecked in the film.
- Laura has a few, including a mid length fur skirt Laura wears.
- The eponymous Gilda has at least three worn in the movie, well two worn and one carried for a song.
- Amidala's red dress in The Phantom Menace is trimmed with dark brown fur. Also, possibly, her capes on later costumes.
- The trailer for the upcoming movie In Time, we see Sylvia wearing a white fox wrap.
- In the 2008 version of Easy Virtue, Larita wears a few furs, like an ermine jacket.
- Milo Roberts, the Idle Rich lady in An American in Paris.
- Barbara Chapman in the film version of Hangover Square wears a few furs, including an ermine jacket and muff.
- The eponymous The Millionaress wears a number of furs in that film.
- In the rich man wish in the first Bedazzled, Stanley buys Margaret a mink coat to make her like him. She enjoys how it feels, but then takes it off to run around with other guys.
- Gia had a few models wearing fur coat, and a Fashion Show had Gia wearing a wedding dress where the bouquet was a huge white fox muff with flowers bunched at the front.
- Susan in Anchors Aweigh had a white ermine shoulder cape.
- In CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the wardrobe contains fur coats, so the children conveniently take them for warmth. When spring comes, they shed them. At the end of the book, they feel obliged to explain to Professor Kirk what had happened to his coats.
- The Widow Of Desire is a Cold War spy thriller written in The Eighties, about how a Russian furrier living in the US is murdered, and his American wife learns it was because he was involved in trying to bust apart a Soviet coup attempt. A Russian Lynx coat even ends up being a MacGuffin.
- In Louisa May Alcott's short story A Christmas Dream, a rich girl named Effie has a dream where an angel makes a grand Christmas for poor children, including turning the show falling on her into a white fur cape and hood. When she tells her dream to her family, her mother decides to make that dream happen, right down to buying Effie a little white fur coat to wear, to look like the outfit the angel was wearing.
- In Bride Of The Rat God by Barbara Hambly, the would-be bride is a movie star, and lets her cousin frequently borrow her furs, including a chinchilla coat. That's the clothing equivalent of loaning a Mercedes.
- The Discworld books don't hide where fur comes from, but it accepts it as a part of life in this pseudo-medieval world. One of the most popular glamour furs is the white fur of the Vermine. There are a few digs about it for the sake of humor, such as the line, "the fur is highly prized, especially by the vermine itself", in Sourcery.
- The Lord of the Rings books and film has nobility and royalty wearing fur occasionally.
- Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs combines this trope with a heavy dose of domme and the titular character's only duty as the narrator's Mistress being to swathe herself in sumptuous furs, regardless of the temperature. Played as a kink, but referencing the historical luxury and power overtones of wearing furs.
- Whateley Universe example: Rich Bitch Solange in her custom-made furs in "Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy". Kodiak even thinks about getting her to wear her fur and nothing else that evening...
- The eponymous Snow Queen of the Hans Christian Andersen story dressed in furs (and thus does in Fables), as does Jadis, the White Witch, who was likely inspired by her.
- In Neuromancer, furs are grown from tissue on a bed of collagen, because most animals have died out, making them relatively widespread for a dystopia.
- The Roald Dahl short story Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat is about an adulterous woman trying to keep the mink coat she got from her lover without raising her husband's suspicions. It was adapted into an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- Bobbsey Twins: In the early editions of the very first book (published 1904), Nan Bobbsey—at age eight—says that all she want for Christmas is "a set of furs ... a beautiful brown set, just like Mamma's." And she gets them.
- In the Xanth novel Centaur Isle, Princess Irene is given a silver-lined fur by the centaurs.
Live Action TV
- Knots Landing
- Designing Women had a number of furs (and even on that dealt with the anti-fur movement, although Suzanne still wore furs after that).
- Desperate Housewives has a few, like the sable coat Bree wore to seduce her estranged husband.
- Dynasty: Dynasty could well be in the top ten shows of all time in terms of furs.
- The Colbys: Added to its spin-off parent Dynasty it would top them all for total fur count.
- Hotel even starts an episode with a fur fashion show.
- Sex and the City: So many furs. And in keeping with the "Everything's Better With" spirit of this trope, the furs are some of the few outfits worn more than once.
- In The Movie, Samantha, visiting from Los Angeles, gets paint dumped on her coat courtesy of the local Animal Wrongs Group. After taking stunned pause, she just smiles and cries out how good it is to be back in New York.
- Jennifer Marlowe of WKRP in Cincinnati
- Name a Soap Opera. Any Soap Opera.
- Fresno: Couldn't properly spoof shows like Dallas and Dynasty without 'em.
- In I Love Lucy Lucy and Ethel constantly ask their husbands for mink stoles and coats of various fur types.
- Phoebe on Friends even gave into this trope for a short while.
"I mean, you really think this looks good? (Sees herself in the mirror.) 'Cause I do."
- When Phoebe and Mike get married, Mike's mother wears a white fur coat to the wedding.
- Diana wore a fur or two in Wonder Woman, like in the episode "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret".
- Emma Peel of The Avengers wore a few furs, as well as some other ladies.
- A case in Father Dowling Mysteries involved a victim who had a lynx coat. Sister Stephanie can't resist trying it on, just for a moment.
- Secret Diary of a Call Girl, in an episode where she wears a short white rabbit cape.
- Maddie of Moonlighting wore quite a few furs.
- Jennifer in Hart to Hart
- Russell's mother in Rules of Engagement wears a chinchilla wrap when she takes him out to dinner.
- Are You Being Served: A few times a fur was a minor plot point. One was when a lady comes in to buy a fur, and Hilarity Ensues when Mrs. Slocombe and Mr. Humphries compete for the commission.
- Mike Hammer: Several ladies in the 1980s series.
- Margo in The Good Life had a white fox wrap.
- In the second episode of Happy Families, Cassie wore a white fur wrap for an autograph signing.
- The All in The Family episode "Edith Gets a Mink".
- Lady Morgana from Merlin wore a mink stole in several episodes, and Princess Mithian turns up in what appears to be a giant mink coat [dead link].
- Casino Royale 1954 adaptation in Climax! has Valerie Mathis wear a particularly big mink coat.
- Santa Claus's iconic outfit (shaped by newspapers and magazines throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries).
- Fashion Magazines, in at least one issue in an Autumn month, will have a spread about fur fashion.
- Many of the models in Playboy wear furs, some appearing on covers, like a sable coat in the December '85 issue, and a white fox coat and hat [dead link] on the February '90 issue.
- The December '90 issue of Penthouse had the model wearing a white fox coat.
- "The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E
She wears a long fur coat of mink
- Quite a few hip hop videos. Apple-bottom jeans, with the furs...
- Alison Mosshart of The Dead Weather wears a brown fur jacket.
- Nouvelle Vague's video for their cover of "Eisbär" ("Polar Bear") features the singer laying on a polar bear rug. This is a song that goes something like "I'd like to be a polar bear, at the cold pole." Hmm...yes, so she says as she strokes the fur.
- Anne Murray wears a silver fox coat for much of the video for her song "Now & Forever".
- The Jenny Lewis song "Rabbit Fur Coat" uses it as a metaphor when singing about her trouble past, but at the end does sing about the symbolic coat favorably.
- Monique Van Vooren had an album "Mink in Hi-Fi", and the cover was her in a white mink wrap, surrounded by a pile of other mink clothes.
- Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground did the musical version of Venus in Furs", where masochism goes hand-in-glove with the right sort of fetish clothing:
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
- Some magic items in Dungeons & Dragons require fur as their material, such as the "Cloak of Lordliness", which requires ermine when made for a human royal.
- The Folk of the Pines, in the "Ice Age" set of Magic: The Gathering, are dryads who wear coats trimmed with white fur, that actually merges with the snow on their trees.
- Many of Barbie's outfits have fur.
- As do many variants of the Disney Princesses' dresses.
- Some of the Bratz outfits.
- Samantha from the American Girl line.
- Soma Cruz of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow wears a fur-collared trenchcoat. Might have been to match thematically with another fur-collared character from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.
- Squall Leonhart, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII, has a fur collar on his bomber jacket. Nomura included the fur to give the FMV team a challenge.
- Lulu's fluffy, brown fur neckline, that just barely prevents public exposure, in Final Fantasy X
- Vanille in Final Fantasy XIII wears a brown fur Showgirl Skirt... from a bear she personally killed, showing she's not only pretty in mink, but also pretty and dangerous.
- The selkies wear fur trimmed outfits in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
- The Shiva summon in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings wears a blue fur boa.
- Amy in Soul Calibur IV wears an Elegant Gothic Lolita Mini-Dress of Power with a brown fur neckline. A few other outfits have fur trim.
- Several of the outfits in The Idolmaster have fur trim.
- As do some of the outfits in the Princess Maker games.
- One of The Sims many expansion packs contains fur coats.
- Jizzy, a pimp in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, boasts of mink fur being used almost casually in his home. As carpeting, and wallpaper.
- Guild Wars: The Norn Prestige Armor sets.
- Shadow Hearts: Covenant: The Russina, Anastasia, has a fur hat and coat.
- Cate Archer wears a fur trimmed coat in both No One Lives Forever games, the second being a winter coat with chinchilla cuffs and a hood.
- Fate/stay night: Gilgamesh combines this with Fur and Loathing, and expresses the Rich Bitch part to the hilt. In later incarnations without his pimping coat, he's not as flamboyant, dangerous or, quite frankly, stylin'.
- Arc Rise Fantasia: Adelle's outfit has white fur trim, and some white fur puff balls.
- Ruby of Alundra 2 wears a mini dress trimmed with white fur.
- In Xenosaga III, Shion wears a jacket with a fur collar.
- Several outfits in the Dragon Quest games, although until VIII, most were just in the artwork instead of in-game.
- In Super Smash Bros Brawl, the parkas of the Ice Climbers showed off the Wii's fur shading abilities.
- The healer ladies of the Disgaea games have dresses trimmed with white fur, and Princess Sapphire of Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice has a jacket with a fur collar.
- The witches of Phantom Brave have fur-trimmed dresses and hats.
- Disney's Guilty Party: Olivia Dickens, the matriarch of the detective family, wears a long, white fur coat.
- Baten Kaitos: A mink coat is one of the armor cards.
- A number of outfits in the Etrian Odyssey games. Heck, the princesses dresses are Battle Ballgowns trimmed with fur.
- The Pokémon Cinccino. With its own fur.
- Ashei, the lady knight, wears a mink costume on Snowpeak Mountain in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It's justified in the sense that she's incognito as a yeti, but when she takes off the head of the costume, her expression of surprise (at meeting Link) makes her fit this trope in an adorable fashion.
- Gaia Online being a dress-up site, naturally there are fur items. Even a few whose descriptions acknowledge where the fur came from... sort of.
Leopard Couture: Don't be concerned for the leopard. His license said he was a donor.
- Girl Genius has this fine lady from Mechanicsburg. Whatever this creature was, her "mink" has mouth big and toothy enough to remove someone's hand or foot in one chomp.
- Goldie Gold and Action Jack: Goldie Gold's white fur coat.
- Belle's fur trimmed cape in Beauty and the Beast and skating jacket and fur trimmed skirt in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
- Galtar and the Golden Lance: Rava, the niece of the Evil Overlord wears a white fur mini dress.
- Beverly Hills Teens has some, a fur wrap or fur coat, but usually a fur rug draped over chairs.
- Rainbow Brite might have fur trim on her outfit, at least some costumes seem to have it.
- In Star Wars: Clone Wars, Amidala wears Stylish Protection Gear on an ice planet, with a fur cape.
- Many of the rich ladies in Batman: The Animated Series, and a few in Batman Beyond, wore a fur-trimmed coat or fur wrap.
- Raven in Teen Titans wears a fur-trimmed cape and tights when in extreme cold.
- The Water tribe coats in Avatar: The Last Airbender are for warmth, but stylish enough to be this trope as well. Mai's fur-trimmed robe, and Toph's fur puff balls on her headdress, definitely are this trope.
- Anastasia: A few, like the fur-trimmed coat she wears to the opera, and her grandmother's fur wrap.
- A fur coat is wornd by by Bender after a Gender Bender (no pun intended). At other times Bender is no stranger to the pimp coat.
- A coat is worn by by the wife of the head of the Robot Mafia.
- Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders: The fur-trimmed outfits Gwenevere and company wore in the mountains.
- Daria: Quinn's Pimped-Out Dress for a school play was trimmed with white fur (likely fake, even in a cartoon, but still this trope).
- Winx Club: Headmistress Faragonda's sleeping gown is lined with fur and the matching shoes have furballs on them. In the comics her winter coat has fur as well.
- The winter coat Clara wears at the end of The Nutcracker Prince is trimmed with white fur.
- A few furs in American Dad, notably Haley's online game avatar, which is a Chainmail Bikini with a white fur collar, two things not to be expected from a Granola Girl.
- A few in The Cleveland Show, including a coat Donna wore in a Blaxploitation film she did years before, and Rallo got in trouble for wearing nothing but a mink coat and underwear for a school picture.
- In one episode of The Jetsons, George and Mr. Spacely were in a competition where the prize was a mink coat, which each man wanted to give to his wife. They ended up in a tie and had a tug-of-war with the coat itself, causing it to tear. This worked out, since one wife ended up with a mink jacket and the other used the bottom half as a mink skirt. A somewhat ironic example, since the whole premise of the show was that mankind had to live miles above the earth due to environmental irresponsibility.
- In Mickey's Christmas Carol Isabelle wears a purple outfit, including a fur cape.
- Queen Elizabeth II got a mink wrap as a gift for her wedding. She wore it, and other fur wraps, quite often going out (probably because they were light compared to all the regalia she wore). This might have influenced how the fur wrap became such a common style of fur in The Fifties.
- Princess Diana even had a white mink jacket she wore a few times.
- Is a common decoration for a Pimped-Out Dress throughout history.
- Take this description of a dress from 1742:
My lady 2 ' was in dark green velvet trimmed with ermine, and an ermine petticoat — a present from her son, but it would have better suited the slender-waisted daughter Fanny, who had a scarlet damask...
- Ermine petticoats, as well as other fur petticoats, were actually a popular accessory for centuries, like in this picture from 1694, or this outfit from 1957.
- Catherine the Great of Russia was born in Germany, and for when it was really cold, she also had an outfit with an ermine skirt.
- When Kim Richards attended the LA premiere of the first film adaptation of Escape to Witch Mountain, she wore a "little white rabbit jacket", and when she saw lots of fans on the street, she recalled:
"I remember being a little girl, so scared... My mom said, 'Kimmy, what do you think they want?' 'I think they want to get my coat,' I didn't realize it was me."
- So many red carpet events, even today, are visited by wealthy celebrities in mink and fur.
- Tara Reid has worn a few furs, including a white mink jacket during her infamous Wardrobe Malfunction (that ironically could have covered it up).
- Celine Dion has worn a couple, like a white fox wrap for a magazine shoot, and a white mink jacket to go with her wedding dress.
- John Morrison wears a furry coat... jacket... thing, upon his entrance.
- NFL Quarterback Joe Namath was (in)famous for wearing one on the sidelines.
- Joan Rivers did a comedy album called "What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most", as a take on the Blackglama campaign, and she wore a black mink on the cover.
- Her daughter Melissa Rivers wore a sable muff as part of her wedding outfit.
- Vanessa Hudgens has worn some furs, like a white mink jacket to the Paris premiere of The Mysterious Island.
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