White, in all its clean, crisp splendor, is fast becoming a go-to choice for fur designs. White, the de facto anti-color, is featured in a multitude of looks and shade variations that are making it a trans-generational superstar for its chic choice and versatility. Unlike black that often reads formal, Winter White can easily channel a sportiness that plays with the new casual styling favored today. All in all, white furs are becoming classic accents each season.
Diamonds may have been her best friend, but Marilyn Monroe also had a penchant for luxurious fur. Here, the actress was spotted in 1957 at Hollywood nightspot Ciro’s, as owner Herman Hover helped her cover her shoulders.
White Fox Fur Stole with Crystal Embellishments from Marc Kaufman Furs in NYC
To say there is something precious and elegant about white fur is an understatement. A touch of white mink, or fox, reads as much Old Hollywood glamour as it does Patrician elegance, and is a worthy look for events from grand soirées to sporty fun to winter nuptials.
Evelyn, Sunny and Dovima in white mink stoles and evening gowns, photo by Gjon Mili, 1946
Prada – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013Dominique Shuminov in a White Lamb Fur Vest from Marc Kaufman Furs in New York City
In past decades, white furs were often favored for evening looks due to their soigné sophistication. Today, though, designers are adapting white fur as a new design palette, adopting both shorthair and longhair types equally and delivering looks that are iconoclastic, both referential to Old School models and reflecting more Street Style variations.
Dennis Basso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Margaret Lockwood in an evening gown fur stole visits the theatre
Byte by Teso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Lie Sang Bong – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Alexander McQueen – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
“January 9, 1957, Florida”, photographed by Vivian Maier, 1957
David Koma – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
White furs reflect light like no other furs and have the ability to read both formal and youthful at the same time. White conveys an aesthetic that is crisp and clean, modern and feminine. In the time when black and white photography was the norm for the media, a star in white fur was a graphic showcase. Nowadays, though this iconic photographic style may be out, the enduring appeal of white fur continues.
Marilyn Monroe wearing a white fox stole
Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Moncler Gamme Rouge – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Blumarine – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
When it comes to Street Style, mink and fox are not alone anymore, Mongolian lamb (and every other lamb/goat types), rabbit, and bleached furs of every type are utilized with equal largess. The name of the game is design and personality. From classic items to more fashion-forward ones, a little white fur is always chic and fun.
Stella Tenbrook in Jacques Fath’s slim-fitting evening dress with white fox fur collar, photo by Willy Maywald, 1951
Roksanda Ilincic – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Junko Shimada – Fall-Winter 2012-2013
Vivienne Westwood – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Mugler – Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Fresh from her performance at the 1991 Academy Awards, Madonna showed up at the afterparty in the same glamorous outfit she wore onstage: plenty of jewels, a plunging gown and a plush white boa.
Come by Marc Kaufman Furs to check out our extensive collection of Russian sable coats, mink strollers, fox jackets, Canadian lynx jackets, American lynx jackets, knit mink capes, and chinchilla coats, and more! Or contact us about designing your own piece from scratch, and we will custom make the garment to your specifications.Look like a celebrity in this Tortoise Shell Hooded Mink Stroller from Marc Kaufman Furs’ collection
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We have a beautiful collection of unique designer furs for rent at every price range. If you are interested in renting a fur, come in and see what kinds of furs we have in stock and what’s available for fur rental in your size.
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