“When you’re young, no one cares who your parents are, although Mum would arrive to pick me up in her full hair and makeup and fur, and I used to say, ‘Can’t you just dress normally, like all the other mums?’ ” Georgia May Jagger once recalled. Oh, have we not all been there, even if our own mothers weren’t exactly Jerry Hall?
But here is another question—what was that Texas-born supermodel wearing under her bright funny fur? Had she perhaps thrown the thing over her nightclothes and hightailed it to Georgia’s school? If so, she was in good cinematic company—the iconic Liz Taylor sported a mink over her slip in BUtterfield 8, for which she won an Oscar; Bette Davis claimed she would happily get married in a fur coat over a nightgown in All About Eve; and even Carrie Bradshaw tossed her pelts over her pajamas on New Year’s Eve and went down to Miranda’s apartment in the Sex and the City movie.
But I digress! Aren’t we all gangster kittens sometimes, or don’t we at least want to be? So what will you, and other renegade feline types, plop under your own cheerful, nonserious furs this winter? (Please don’t just say you plan to wear your jeans every single day—even if they are Vetements) Why not opt for, oh, I don’t know, gold-sequined shorts? Stripy silky trousers? Or maybe just the most scrumptious pj tops on earth?
If Carrie Bradshaw can do it, you can too.