Move over, Michelle Obama's ball gown. It looks like the Smithsonian Institution wants Aretha Franklin's memorable crystal-studded, bow-shaped hat she wore to the Inauguration in its fashion collection as well.
According to a statement from Franklin, the museum has asked that Franklin donate the hat to join other items scheduled to be displayed, including the white Jason Wu gown that Michelle Obama wore to the Inaugural balls.
Franklin, it seems, isn't easily swayed by the request. "I am considering it," Franklin said. "It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history. I would like to smile every time I look back at it and remember what a great moment it was in American and African-American history. Ten cheers for President Obama."
The hat has become so popular, it even has its own Facebook page and more than 85,000 fans.