The all-female Krewe of Muses is one of the Carnival organizations that use their parades to satirize and poke fun at politicians and other celebrities.
It appears, however, that the city's first woman mayor is getting a pass this year.
The group announced Friday that Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell will in fact be the krewe's Honorary Muse for the 2018 parade. She will lead the procession on Feb. 8, riding in the "shoe float," a 17-foot-tall, fiber-optic-encrusted red pump.
"We are proud to have LaToya lead us," said Muses founder and Captain Staci Rosenberg. "As the first woman elected to the highest office in New Orleans, Madame Mayor-elect is our inspiration and a role model for the thousands of young girls, women and families who will line our parade route."
Cantrell said, "The Muses organization is among the best of New Orleans. Muses delight in inclusion, creativity and pure fun. These strong and thoughtful women also have an 18-year tradition of philanthropy and community service to those in need, especially children and families. I am honored to be considered a Muse sister for this one magical evening."