Thursday, February 29

The Leopard Print Revival Is Upon United States

In between Wales Bonner’s ultra-hot Adidas Sambas and Michael Kors’s whole spring 2024 front row, it was a fantastic year for leopard print. With the Indie Sleaze revival on the horizon, the expansion of animal print is a significant indication of its 2nd coming. The leopard print fad didn’t begin with the celebration ladies of the 2010s. (In reality, it was used in both versions of the film Celebration Girl, starring Cyd Charisse in 1958 and Parker Posey in 1995.) And the areas have actually discovered fans as far flung as Queen Elizabeth, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and later, Kate Moss and the Spice Girls’ Mel B.

Still, leopard print can be a difficult addition to a closet, particularly if one is rotating from the minimalist visual we’ve been seeing the previous couple of seasons. Fortunately, we can want to the stars for some styling ideas.

Cyd Charisse in Celebration Girl (1958)

Courtesy Everett Collection

Parker Posey in Celebration Girl (1995)

(c)First Look Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Mel C

Image: © Virgin Records

2023 saw no scarcity of stars rocking leopard print. Some chose a lighter touch, utilizing a sparing splashh of print to include a kick to their clothing. Kourtney Kardashian, in the purest indie sleaze analysis of them all, leaned into kitsch, using her leopard print shorts with a Madonna T-shirt and fashionable moto boots. Her sis, Kendall Jenner, nevertheless, chose a subtler leopard print on her coat collar.

Some picked to utilize one leopard print piece as an accent, frequently combining it with black to magnify the effect. Selma Blair, Maya Hawke, and Rosamund Pike all signed up for this approach this year, including animal patterned coats, blouses, and skirts, to their otherwise-all-black attire.

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