Now Trending: Leopard Looks Are Spot on for Summer

Animal print is back at the forefront for Pre-Fall 2020

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


Leopard print doesn’t always conjure positive associations, especially to those who remember a time when the animals were still poached for their skins (fortunately, that practice has been banned since 1973), not to mention the years of trashy, punked-up prints that followed. But if we’re referencing some of fashion’s most iconic moments, we see how this ubiquitous pattern can be both classy and sexy at the same time. Who can forget Anne Bancroft sizzling in her leopard coat and matching underwear as The Graduate’s Mrs. Robinson? Or supermodels such as Naomi Campbell and Yasmeen Ghauri strutting down Azzedine Alaia’s catwalk back in 1991, dressed head to toe in the designer’s revival of the motif? This trend is back and clearly here to stay. Try playing it down with matching sneakers for summer and mix in a little zebra or giraffe for good measure.


MAX MARA dress, $1,190, and JIMMY CHOO sneakers, $750. Earrings (seen throughout), stylist’s own.


SACAI dress, $1,390 (available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills), and P448 sneakers, $298. N21 sweater and skirt, prices upon request.


ANINE BING top, $299, and shorts, $169. N21 sweater, price upon request.


ROSETTA GETTY dress, $750, JIMMY CHOO sandals, $950, and JACQUE MARIE MAGE sunglasses, $625. GIGI C surfsuit, $325, N21 pocket skirt, price upon request, and TAMARA MELLON sandals, $450.


ULLA JOHNSON dress, $425, ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS footwear, from $270, and ALAIN MIKLI sunglasses, $380.


Model: MARTINE FOX at Vision Los Angeles
Makeup and Hair: DEE DALY at Opus Beauty using Chanel Les Beiges and Oribe


Feature image: ULLA JOHNSON dress, $425, ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS footwear, from $270, and ALAIN MIKLI sunglasses, $380.


June 16, 2020

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