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Pretty in Mink
Jean Grey needed a new winter coat, and this is why it was a fur one.

Delysia: "There is something so sensual about fur next to the skin, don't you think?"

In fiction, many characters wear fur garments, just because it's luxurious and glamorous.

Although fur historically was worn for warmth in Real Life, 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.

In Europe, certain furs were so prized that for a time there were Sumptuary Laws about who could wear what kind of fur. Ermine was among the most prized, used to trim royal robes and line Pimped Out Capes (hence the reason the trope is named Ermine Cape Effect). While the poor also wore hides, it was for utility instead of decoration, so their clothes were made with common pelts like sheepskin and rabbit.

So this trope is also as old in fiction, but film is where it's most evident. It was used extensively in The Golden Age of Hollywood just for the visual splendor it brought. At one point furs were so common they didn't provide characterization 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 were popular for a certain demographic. The second was whatever the designer felt like.

Also, in video games, fur shading makes a good reason to have characters wear fur. Any ads for furs would count as Up Marketing, as well as ads for other luxury products having the models wear fur.

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 use of fur to pretty up a scene, 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 designed to be stylish.

A Sub-Trope of Garnishing the Story.

A Super Trope to:

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.

Contrast Fur and Loathing, Cruella to Animals.


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    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • Muffy Ainsworth in the newspaper Spider-Man wears a white fur jacket in her flashback to when Spider-Man saved her from an (apparent) vampire who kidnaped and hypnotized her.

    Film - Animated 

    Film - Live Action 
  • The heroine in The Stud, and its sequel The Bitch, wears several furs.
  • The original The Women, and its first remake The Opposite Sex, features many furs, given the cast was almost all Socialites.
  • 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 as a way to get dates. It was apparently based on a Real Life Hollywood agent (the real version used a silver fox wrap instead).
  • Madame Bovary(1991 adaptation): The eponymous madame wears a white mink stole to the opera. 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, Suzie wears a white fur wrap on the way to a dance.
  • Elizabeth gets a fancy mink coat early in Christmas in Connecticut. This serves to contrast her true nature, an urban sophisticate, with the persona of a humble Martha Stewart-style Housewife that she assumes when writing magazine articles.
  • 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 is certainly just using fur for glamor. Despite the name, the title 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 white ermine coat, that more fit that era, version at least sort of, that also had a white ermine hat and muff. This outfit doubled as a Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • That Touch Of Mink also uses this trope just for glamor. 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 eponymous 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 has her wearing fur, either as a garment or as part of her dress, including an ermine-trimmed skating dress in One In A Million, which was a replica of her dress she wore at one of her gold medal winning events.
  • 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.
  • 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 have outfits with fur, 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 mother wears a black mink coat, and teenage runaway wears a white rabbit jacket.
  • The opening scene of Singin' in the Rain is a film premiere, and several actresses show up in fur capes, including Lina in a white fox-trimmed cape. She also wore other fox furs later in the movie.
  • 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 opening musical number had the girls just holding white ermine coats, and then just tossing them off the stage.
  • The films Jayne Mansfield starred in gave her plenty of furs, from several fox wraps in The Girl Can't Help It, to a white mink coat and a swimsuit in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter.
  • 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.
  • Both Lady for a Day and the remake A Pocketful of Miracles had loads of furs, and in both, Annie's daughter has a white ermine shoulder cape.
  • 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. Thinks just get silly from there..
  • 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 Of 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 has models wearing several different furs and swimsuits while holding the eponymous product.
  • Roberta and the remake Lovely To Look At. The first has Stephanie wear a spectacular fox-trimmed jacket at the climactic Fashion Show.
  • Easter Parade has several fur wraps, including a long white ermine stole that Don shops for, and Nadine wears later on.
  • 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 version of Hitman wears a silver mink coat.
  • Victoria in Red 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, and a full length mink cape.
  • The eponymous Gilda has at least three worn in the movie, well two worn (a mink jacket and chinchilla jacket) and one carried for a song (a white ermine coat).
  • Amidala's red dress in The Phantom Menace is trimmed with dark brown fur. Also, possibly, her capes on later costumes.
  • The 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 wears a black fox muff, a white mink cape, and a stole of both black fox and white fox.
  • Barbara Chapman in the film version of Hangover Square wears a few furs, including an ermine jacket and muff, and a white fox cape.
  • The eponymous character in the Sophia Loren film The Millionaress wears a few of furs, from a chinchilla wrap to a white mink wrap.
  • In the rich man wish in the first Bedazzled (1967), 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.
  • Eva in Morning Glory (the 1933 film) wears a white fox cape at the end, and says she would like to buy a white ermine coat.
  • In the film of The Fountainhead, Dominique attends a party wearing a simple Little Black Dress and black cape, that just have an edging of white ermine respectively on the neckline and hood.
  • In the opening of the exploitation film Death Weekend, Diana, a fashion model, wears a lynx fur jacket.

  • In C. S. 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 white 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, Christine, who has a sable coat, and chinchilla coat, and a monkey-trimmed jacket. She gives her sister-in-law, Norah, the monkey fur coat, and Norah also gets to wear Christin's chinchilla few times (the clothing equivalent of loaning a Mercedes), which she actually is glad for when the nights get cold.
    • Christine also wears a fur wrap on two covers of the book. One has her wearing a chinchilla wrap, and the other has her wearing a white fur wrap.
  • 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 title 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.
    • In Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, bratty rich girl Veruca Salt wears a mink coat to the factory. This detail appears in the 1971 film adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which she notes that "I have three others at home"; the actress's coat was specially made for her, since mink coats weren't commonly made in girls' sizes. (Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca, later claimed she was yelled at by the director in Real Life after accidentally ruining it after leaving it on a chair on set.)
  • The 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.
  • Example from Icerigger by Alan Dean Foster is unusual because the girl manages to be covered by skin-tight mink fur coat and be naked, making her all the more sexy. The natives of the planet Tran-ky-ky are described as "bats wearing mink coats". Most are tall and wide, except the petite (i.e. of human proportions) Rebellious Princess/Royal Brat Elfa. In the scene when she tries to seduce the protagonist Ethannote :
    Her outfit was done up like holiday packaging by a clumsy six-year-old. The fact that the skin beneath was covered with light gray fur made it appear no less naked. Excepting the feline head and broad feet, and those piercing vertical pupils, she might have passed for a tridee starlet clad in skin-tight mink.

    Live Action TV 
  • Dallas has many, especially if it was thick and fluffy, like fox, lynx, or sable.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer Marlowe of WKRP in Cincinnati has some furs that she gets from giving rich men company (but not really sleeping with them, just being a dear friend). She has at least a black mink coat, a stole, and a white mink coat.
  • 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.
  • Popular has a few furs, especially by Mary Cherry (including a lynx coat) and her mother (including a chinchilla coat).
  • 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, mostly foxes.
  • 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 a long white fur coat.
  • Casino Royale 1954 adaptation in Climax! has Valerie Mathis wear a particularly big mink coat.
  • In winter episodes of Road To Avonlea, some furs were likely to be worn, mostly collars, hats, and muffs.
  • In the Four Weddings episode "And a Shark Tank", Celeste wears a white rabbit wrap (with two puffballs) over her Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • In the E True Hollywood Story episode of Tonya Harding, one of her friends mentioned that Tonya wanted a fur coat, like all the other girls she skated with, and her dad eventually saved up and bought her a little rabbit fur coat. While her friend talked about it, there was then a reenactment clip showing a girl lacing her skates while wearing a white rabbit jacket.
  • In Frasier, it's mentioned that Maris has an ermine lap robe, and her sister wore an ermine muff that she used to smuggle a chihuahua into an opera (neither is shown, because both characters were never on screen).
  • In season 10 of Bridezillas, Roxy Morris (a former contestant on Survivor) wore a white rabbit fur jacket with her Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • Mission: Impossible: Casey wears a mink coat over an extremely low-cut cocktail dress while playing The Vamp in order to get close to the main bad guy in "The Lions".
  • Adam Adamant Lives: Jones wears a white fox stole when she infiltrates an evil escort service in "Death By Appointment Only".
  • In Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Halloween is treated just like Christmas, so in the first season episode, "A Halloween Story", the Spellman's attend a party held by Aunt Marigold, and everyone is dressed like it's a Christmas party, with Marigold wearing a cocktail dress with a fur neckline. Meanwhile on Earth, Harvey is throwing a regular Halloween party, and one of the guest is dressed as a 50s prom queen, topped with a white rabbit fur shoulder wrap.

  • Santa Claus's iconic outfit is typically trimmed in white fur, as 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 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
    Even in the summer time
  • 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 troubled 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
    Chose the costumes she shall wear;
    Ermine furs adorn the imperious,
    Severin, Severin, awaits you there
  • In the video for the Big Bang song "Forever With You", the girl wears a white fur jacket and hat, and the two guys wear fur-trimmed jackets.
  • Christina Aguilera wore a white rabbit coat in the video for rapper Nelly's "Tilt Ya Head Back".
  • Miley Cyrus wears a full length white and gray fox coat in the music video for "We Can't Stop", and has also worn it in several live performances since, such as her Jingle Ball performances in the winter of 2013.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • MNM were known for wearing what Jim Ross described as roadkill and were very very pretty, if you could overlook the fake tans.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Some magic items in Dungeons & Dragons require fur as their material, such as the "Cloak of Lordliness", which requires "the finest ermine" when made for a human princes or princess to wear.
  • 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.

  • Gypsy: In most versions, there is 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.

  • Many of Barbie's outfits have fur, from the white fur wrap on the "Enchanted Evening" outfit, to holiday dresses having fur trim.
  • As do many variants of the Disney Princesses' dresses, such as a set of winter merchandise in 2005 and 2006 which showed the princesses in dresses trimmed with white fur, and carrying white fur muffs.
  • Some of the Bratz outfits have fur trim.
  • Samantha from the American Girl line has a skating dress trimmed with white fur, and in one of the books she has an outfit with a white fur hat and muff.

    Video Games 

    Web Comics 
  • Karate Bears in this strip like to steal stoles.
  • Benn'Joon of Looking for Group wears a Pimped Out Cape that is trimmed with white fur. Later she gets a full length white fur coat for adventuring in the mountains.
  • Knights Of Buena Vista is a Campaign Comic covering Frozen, and during Elsa's coronation it turned out that her cape was supposed to be lined with ermine, which Elsa sold for loads of cash. She justifies it by claiming it was too warm in the year to wear all that, and Anna's player mentions that she likes to wear her furs in summer. Anna later re-buys the ermine from Oaken for lining her winter outfit, which includes an ermine petticoat under the skirt just to help her freezing lower half.

    Web Video 
  • In Idiotsitter, Billie and Gene don oversized fur coats during "Happy Birthday", while they are also whacked out on peyote. The image of them in their coats and sunglasses, in-doors, is also a promo image for the series.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • 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, whether trimming, edging, lining, or covering.
    • 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...
  • 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 (which her fur ironically could have covered up).
  • Céline Dion has worn a couple, like a white fox wrap for a magazine shoot, and a white mink jacket to go with her Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • 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.
  • Mae West loved wearing furs in her films and real life, and bought a white rabbit, cape, and muff with her first paycheck from stagework. She also could wear dresses with thick fur at the hem, and move around fairly easily.
  • Robert Mondavi started his famous Napa Valley winery after he was fired from the nearby Charles Krug Winery by his own mother and brother (the Mondavi family owned and operated it). Why was he fired? He bought a mink coat for his wife after they were invited to attend a state dinner at the White House. His brother Peter accused him of embezzling money from the winery to pay for the coat, and dispute was so intense the two middle-aged men eventually got in a fistfight over it.
  • Kirsten Dunst wore a white rabbit fur dress for a magazine shoot in 1999.

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