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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Kathy on

Good Lord people, all you need to say and be proud saying it out LOUD is, am a RACIST, yes I have the few token “black friends” but inside I cringe. That will free you up and you don’t have to hide under anyone’s apron with your stupid comments, “He’s a muslim, did u meet him at the mosque? “He is a terroris” make sure when you find Osama you ask when they last talked, Stupidity in America is the problem in America, you regurgitate any nonsense as long it makes you feel good. People give a long hard look inside, I wonder when they bombed the towers did they take time to count how may different races were in there? Nope all they knew was they were Americans in there. For a change lets stopwith the ignorance its getting old!

Kelley on

It dosn’t matter who wins, only God is in control.
God bless America!!!

gypsysands on

Stop the Violence/Hate and appreciate that America has a CHOICE! WE are Free to choose & support whom we believe will take this broken COUNTRY and place it back together with PEACE, CHANGE, LOVE and PROSPERITY!!!

My heart & soul goes out to all…espeically OBAMA

Wendy on

I think it’s such a cop out when people accuse black voters of choosing OBAMA because of race! I voted for Clinton during both of his elections…and so did my white boss! Did I accuse him of voting for Clinton because he was white? What a weird and disrespectful accusation. I read Obama’s policies and I agree with most of them! I am a educated middle class woman and his ticket supports my ideals, morals and lifestyle! It has NOTHING at all to do with race…but everything to do with what he stands for. Please give respect where it is due. Thank you!

Renee on

I for one do not care one way or another what Oprah does or does not wear. I do hope and pray that our country will be led by a man who has vision and realizes that the lower and middle class citizens are tired of suffering and being denied opportunities by the wealthly – GO OBAMA GO!!!!

Nancy Cox on

Who cares about her dress?! I thought Oprah had more class than to try and influence “HER FOLLOWERS” with her opinion. I really used to respect her for being unbiased on her show. But now she is no different that most Obama voters that vote color and not issues or what’s best for OUR country. Wonder if Obama will exclude her from giving up her hard earned money to those that won’t work. Would be interesting to see if IRS provided us with list of what percentage the “beautiful people” have to give up.

Amy on

I pray that americans are smart enough to get it right! Obama will be wrong for our country!

Robyn Kim on

This country has been run into the ground with the Republican policies. We do not need to see how much further McCain can ruin it. Go Obama!

Marie on

Girl please. Why don’t you take your billions and do something worthwhile in the UNITED STATES! Oh, and your boy obama isn’t worthy of being the next president, he didn’t think enough to serve this country, he doesn’t think enough of our military and he doesn’t like our constitution, why should he have the honor to be elected president of the United States.

Barb on

I used to like Oprah…

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