We were going to offer this up as a Coat Porn entry – of which there have been far too few this season – but looking at it close up, we’re not as in love with it as we thought.
Paula Patton makes an appearance on “Good Morning America” in New York City to promote her upcoming documentary “Women Hyphenated” and latest campaign with Ellen Tracy in an Ellen Tracy fox fur trim belted coat paired with a Perrin Paris ‘Le Corset’ clutch and Christian Louboutin pointy pumps.
Ellen Tracy Genuine Fox Fur Trim Belted Long Coat
Perrin Paris ‘Le Corset’ Clutch
Belting it like a bathrobe takes any potential chicness right the hell out of it. And we don’t think the color actually does anything for her. If this was a red or black coat, she’d cut a much more impressive figure, we’re thinking.
Interesting clutch, although we initially thought she was wearing a cast.
Fur is one of those fashion things we’re just never going to be able to give an answer on that’ll satisfy people. We’re not anti-fur in the advocacy sense, and we’re not even across-the-board opposed to it personally (although we’ve never owned anything with fur), but there are times and ways in which it’s utilized that strike us as grotesque or offensively ostentatious. We are reminded of a Fashion Week show that had actual mink cocktail dresses dyed insanely un-natural colors walking the runway. Or another one with sweaters with fur sleeves. None of it is necessary in any sense, but there are times when the usage of fur strikes us as particularly so; as excessively unnecessary, if that makes any sense. And to be perfectly blunt, it’s not really an arguable issue for us, nor do we have an interest in advocating for our point of view. People have all sorts of moral Rubicons that are personal to their world view and no one’s under an obligation to explain or even defend them if they don’t want to.
Personally, we don’t think the collar necessarily makes the coat here, but it doesn’t bother us.
[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews/nordstrom.com, perrinparis.com]