Oprah's Obama Inauguration Dress Plan: It's All About the "Vision Boards"

11/04/2008 at 01:58 PM ET

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Oprah Winfrey has been one of Barack Obama’s most outspoken supporters over the course of his campaign, and she’s already planning the next step — what to wear to his inauguration ball! Winfrey called into N.Y.C.’s Power 105.1 Radio Station this morning to talk with host Ed Lover, and revealed her sartorial plan for the big night. Turns out that she not only already has the dress, but she’s been planning it since February with “vision boards”! Winfrey explained, “So help me God, I am looking at it right now…. Actually I started in February. I was speaking with Michelle [Obama] and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver — we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful, ‘and I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office’…. I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama’s picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration.” And with votes still being cast around the country, the dress has already made its debut out of the closet! “Last week I said to the stylist, ‘Take it out of the closet. Let’s take it out. Let’s hang it up, and let it air out.'” Check out more political fashion choices by clicking here.


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Helen on

How can people be so cruel attacking Oprah? She has done so much good for so many people. I have never seen an ego in all the years I have watched her show. She is human an vulnerable, watch what you say and imagine what others say about you.
What have any of you done for your nieghbors?
Thinking positively is a good thing, picturing what you what is key to getting what you want.

Justine on

I hope she gets to wear it and I hope I get to wear mine that night – even up here in Canada we’re celebrating his win!!



Stacey on

No matter who you are for you should never count your chickens before they hatch.

Tara on

I think Oprah rocks.We need Obama to win this election.We desperate need change in our economy and system.

kari on

Who cares about Oprah? I dont…I know that Obama is bad for this country. I hope that american’s do what is right and vote for mccain. He will lead us right. I Voted for the first time today. I feel wonderful knowing that my vote will be counted, and that it matters. Get out and Vote!!!

Maria on

Funny how the majority of the McCain/Palin supporters on this post sound so negative and close-minded, and most of the Obama/Biden supporters seem hopeful and excited.

President Barack Obama…has a wonderful ring to it!

Ashley on

I think most people are voting for Obama becuase he is black. I have nothing against black people or any other race but what I look in for a president in morals. MCain and Palin have morals. The small businesses will be hurt if Obama wins. Also I just don’t think I could vote for someone who will not put his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Elle on

I agree with Apryl. It’s time for respect. The whole “God help us all if that man wins” statement is quite telling to me.

LF on

I hope Obama doesn’t win either. The only reason he would win is because all the blacks are finally going to vote just so that there will be a black man as president. One woman was even bringing bus loads of blacks to vote. Nevermind what’s good for this country. With all the celebrity endorsements for him nobody is going to do their homework to see which would be a better candidate. I have nothing against black people and if Obama was right for the presidency he would have my vote- but he’s not. If he wins it’s going to be a scary time.

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