Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Leopard print.

Leopard print is timeless. It never goes out of style. For nearly the past century, women have been wearing the exotic print with no signs of letting up, although now days fake fur is preferred as a stand against animal cruelty.
One of the first people to popularize leopard in fashion was Marian Nixon, American film actress, who in 1925, had a coat made to match her pet leopard. Fur coats made from actual leopards became the rage throughout the 1930s and 40s.
However, it wasn't until 1947 that leopard as a print, rather than a fur, became fashionable. Christian Dior is credited with this transition in his 1947 Spring-Summer Collection in which he created two pieces; a silk-chiffon evening gown called "Afrique" and a day dress called "Jungle."


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