There are few clothing items as democratizing as a rain poncho. Size-free and shapeless, these hooded vinyl covers are often designed as a one-time, disposable shield against the elements. Function over form to the highest degree. And when we manage to catch a celebrity like G Dubya (above), or our beloved Adele (below) donning such utilitarian garb? Well, we just eat that stuff right up.
Nope, no divas here.
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Of course, that’s not the first time we've caught a star embrace the functional plastic cover and come down to a relatable level. Scroll through for some of the most fun, unexpected celebrity poncho moments sure to brighten up your day. Somehow, we love them even more for it!
1. George W. Bush
The 43rd president of the United States had some trouble figuring out how to get the darn poncho over his head during Donald Trump’s inauguration. Naturally, it went viral and naturally, Ellen showed him the way shortly thereafter.
2. Diane von Furstenberg
It's hard to imagine the celebrated designer wearing any type of weather-protecting clothing, but sure enough, Diane von Furstenberg had to yield to the T-Mobile-emblazoned poncho during an outdoor benefit. Hey, at least it was a chic shade of pink and she matched the crowd!
3. Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
Proving not even royalty is prone to the elements, Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, got a helping hand with a transparent version most of us are familiar with. (Inner voice: "WATCH THE HAIR.")
4. Pope Francis
Pope Francis's visit to the Philippines was certainly a momentous one, but it was his joyful participation in the open-air Mass on a wet and windy day that really captured the hearts of his parishioners. His winning smile and the poncho's sunny shade? Total bonus.
5. Gwen Stefani
The former No Doubt singer rode the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios with a poncho to keep her dry from the attraction's splashes. Naturally, she made it look fabulous with gold bangles and an assortment of jewels.