There are some spots that never seem to disappear. No, not those from the disaster date where a clumsy sommelier spilled rose’ on that cute little strapless white chiffon dress. And no, not the ones that you see because you didn’t listen to your high school teacher’s advice for viewing a solar eclipse; eventually, those spots will fade away.
Spots of the ferocious feline, the leopard.
Despite fashion gurus' desire to make this year’s Fall fashion lineup “spotless,” leopard print is still in according to the Aug. 31, Wall Street Journal. “Leopard print is fashion’s Energizer Bunny,” the WSJ says.
The spotted feline made its debut in fashion circles during the 17th century when French aristocrats donned the furs of the big cats.
The second half of the twentieth century, designers Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dolce & Gabbana incorporated the wild animal print in their stylish collections setting a trend that would not fade quickly.
Spotted cats print began as a sign of affluence, but is now ubiquitous, from outwear to underwear. These days, leopard print is becoming more prevalent in a subdued manner - accessorizing a look.
Regardless of how the feline fits in fashion, from fingernails to footwear and overcoats to lingerie, the leopard look seems to drive a wild man wilder and make a hot woman hotter.
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