Considered a sign of prosperity and a symbol of status, the leopard print coat was once reserved for kings and the higher strata of society, remaining a favorite among aristocracy throughout the first half of the century. During the 1950's this animal print of choice was still firmly associated with glamour and luxury, seen on the likes of Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, who was famously snapped in 1954 wearing a printed scarf. But soon everyone wanted a little leopard in their life and, as an era of sweeping social changes set in, this wild attire was gradually reclaimed spreading like wildfire amongst the young and 70's punk movement.
Now a permanent fixture in our winter wardrobes and seen prowling down the catwalk each season, yet again we are all lusting after leopards! Maybe the rise in street style has it's part to play in making this bold print accessible, or maybe it's the resurgence of mid century styles, but one thing is for sure, when the hipster-clan got a hold of the big cat print it certainly caught on. Let's be honest, once thrice crowned British Style Icon, Moss dons it... the fash pack flock to get in on the action.
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