Jeff Goldblum proves clashing animal print can be fabulous during Southern Decadence

Jeff Goldblum, clad in leopard and zebra print, showed us that anything goes (and works) during Southern Decadence.

by Matthew Hinton
September 3, 2019

Look who we found at Southern Decadence this weekend!

Jeff Goldblum attended the  the 44th Southern Decadence Walking parade with the 45th Grand Marshals of Southern Decadence XLV, Countess C. Alice and Will Antill, in the French Quarter Sunday, September 1, 2019, during the largest LGBTQ+ event in New Orleans with an estimated 250,000 visitors in 2018 over the Labor Day Weekend.

The official colors of this year are polka dots and pinstripes because Grand Marshal Will Antill has color blindness. The theme this is year ‘Fruit Salad: Come Toss A Good Time’ and the theme song is ‘Push Groove’ by Instamatic, a mash-up of Salt N’ Pepa’s ‘Push It’ vs Dee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is In The Heart.’ The event was part of the 48th Decadence celebration. There was no parade the first year in 1972 when it was just a small house party in Treme, and none during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Gustav in 2008, and Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

Missed out on the fun? Check out these photos from the weekend:

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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