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The Smithsonian Institution Requests Aretha Franklin's Inaugural Hat
people.com ^ | Jan 30 2009

Posted on 01/30/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by lainie

Michelle Obama’s now-famous Jason Wu gown isn’t the only piece of Inaugural fashion that is headed for the Smithsonian. The museum is also requesting the now-iconic hat that Aretha Franklin wore while singing at the swearing-in. Aretha, however, is still undecided about parting with her Luke Song-designed hat. “I am considering it. It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history,” says the Queen of Soul. “I would like to smile every time I look back at it and remember what a great moment it was in American and African-American history. Ten cheers for President Obama.” Aretha’s hat has already inspired a line of toppers, recreating her custom version in different colors and bow size. If Franklin decides to donate the hat to the museum, it will become part of an exhibit of President Obama’s Inaugural display along with Michelle’s gown. Tell us: Would you like to see Aretha’s hat in the Smithsonian?


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: 4clownexhibit; 4theclownexhibit; aretha; bhoinauguration; fashion; hat; inauguration; music; smithsonian; uglyhats

LOL...she calls it a chapeau, that's cute.

1 posted on 01/30/2009 2:37:35 PM PST by lainie
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2 posted on 01/30/2009 2:37:48 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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3 posted on 01/30/2009 2:39:53 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

She should donate her bra. Baraq’s brother and auntie could each live in it.


4 posted on 01/30/2009 2:46:17 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: lainie

Give ‘em Aretha and the hat.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 2:46:21 PM PST by Birdland
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To: lainie

I have nothing against Aretha at all, but that hat is hideous.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 2:48:14 PM PST by napscoordinator
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7 posted on 01/30/2009 2:51:03 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: napscoordinator

we are being told all over the news outlets that her hat is representative of southern black church culture. It is a national treasure!


8 posted on 01/30/2009 2:59:44 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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9 posted on 01/30/2009 3:05:47 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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10 posted on 01/30/2009 3:08:51 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie
Tell us: Would you like to see Aretha’s hat in the Smithsonian?

Heavens no.

I'm just speechless.

11 posted on 01/30/2009 4:00:24 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Migraine

Its a good thing she can’t donate her big racist a$$. They’d have to build a whole new wing just to hold it. Detroit, home of Aretha, Martha Reeves, and Moronica Conyers.


12 posted on 01/30/2009 4:44:16 PM PST by RushLake (Typical White person.)
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Luke Song, the Korean designer of the hat.

hm.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 5:04:21 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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Aretha’s Backup Singer

http://www.blackvoices.com/blogs/2009/01/30/aretha-franklins-inaugural-backup-singer/


14 posted on 01/30/2009 5:31:44 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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15 posted on 01/30/2009 11:05:55 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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16 posted on 01/31/2009 10:05:45 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

Just as the calculating, NAACP operative Rosa Parks is now viewed as important to American history as George Washington, so Urethra’s big-bowed lid is every bit the American treasure as Thomas Jefferson’s writing desk.

By the way, did you know the racist Tom bonked his slave Sally Hemmings? Its true, and now THE most pertinent aspect of Jefferson’s life as taught in the public school gulag.


17 posted on 01/31/2009 10:17:29 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

Yep. Reason #457 why we homeschool.


18 posted on 01/31/2009 10:25:04 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

Oh here we go.

Now we have HAT.


19 posted on 02/09/2009 10:54:46 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: lainie

The back up singer is at LEAST as good as Aretha. I doubt she could hit the back up’s last note.


20 posted on 02/09/2009 11:04:56 PM PST by BruceysMom
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To: metmom

I think it would look dandy on the saponified soldier.


21 posted on 02/09/2009 11:11:15 PM PST by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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