Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Going In Style

In Ruby-Red Stilettos, Aretha Franklin Bids a Diva’s Farewell

Tim Teeman - Daily Beast

The pictures of Aretha Franklin lying in an open casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit are respectful, and also completely fabulous.

Her face is not visible, and what we see from behind is the outline of a brilliant red outfit, and then the ensemble’s pièce de résistance: a pair of shiny ruby-red stilettos, Franklin’s feet crossed over one another in a relaxed position.

If you are one of music’s most revered divas, it is a most stylish way to say farewell; both grand and utterly individual.


Any thoughts on how you want to be dressed for your final "ultimate escape"?  Aretha, what a beautiful way to go.


  1. Too bad coverage of her funeral was minimized by the hoopla around the McCain services. Somewhat like everyone forgot that Farrah Fawcett died when the death of Michael Jackson followed hers by a few hours.
    I am not sure that proper respect was paid to Aretha by pairing Bill Clinton with Louis Farrakhan at her services.

  2. There were many wonderful aspects to Aretha's memorial (it lasted 8 hours!) but unfortunately there was that unfortunate business where a preacher (!) groped Ariana Grande and another preacher who was there to eulogize Aretha turned it into a political statement which upset Aretha's family.