Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Leopard Print

Just like a woman: Tragic '60s icon Edie Sedgwick

I've never been much of a fan of leopard print, but recently saw a pair of leopard print heels at Nordstrom that I imagine would look amazing with an all-black ensemble.  I also think a leopard print coat could look rather chic if worn right, so I'm not completely closed-off to that idea now...

Style icon and Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick said of her leopard print coat: "It's the most beautiful coat in the world!"  Bob Dylan's song "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" is widely rumored to have been written about Sedgwick, though it has never been confirmed.  A few others of note: Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate is also quite a sexy and iconic look, Christian Dior designed some seriously fierce leopard print dresses back in the late 40s, and Audrey Hepburn was effortlessly chic in a leopard-skin pill-box hat in one of my favorite movies, Charade. I seriously need one of those.

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