Aretha Franklin wears gold, fit for royalty, at her funeral
For her funeral, Aretha Franklin wore gold, a fitting color for the Queen of Soul to wear as mourners their final respects to the Detroit icon.
She was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit — the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.
Former President Bill Clinton joked about Franklin's wardrobe changes during his speech at Franklin's funeral and asked the audience to forgive him, saying he was happy that her casket was still open when he arrived because he just had to see what she was wearing.
Clinton said, "I wonder what my friend has got on today.," he said. "I wanted to see what the girl was carrying out."
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On Tuesday, at Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Queen of Soul wore 5-inch patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps that matched a tea-length ruby red dress made of lace — with a full tulle skirt and chiffon overlay.
On Wednesday, at the Charles Wright, it was a powder blue dress and matching shoes.
For the final public viewing, at New Bethel Baptist Church, Aretha Franklin was dressed in a rose gold custom knit suit with pink beaded lace. She also wore a specially made pink South Seas pearl necklace and earrings. Her shoes were rose gold sequin Louboutin heels.
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