I can’t remember a time when leopard or animal print clothing has not been in style. Leopard and animal print handbags, shoes, belts, and accessories have become timeless classics in their own right ever since Bob Dylan wrote about a Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat on his masterpiece album Blonde on Blonde, in 1966. Animal prints have long been a popular style for many reasons. For one, they add allure, drama, and fun to your wardrobe. Throughout history, kings and other people of high social standing have used animal print rugs and such as a sign of status. However, unlike the past, today people wear mostly animal prints. Animal prints are not to be confused with animal fur which is real, animal prints are just that, prints that look like animal skins. Personally, I am someone who will never wear real fur so faux fur is the way to go!
(Scanned by me from: Getty: Decades of Fashion, The Style Book, I Love Your Style, tfs, Lets Spend the Night Together, Hal Lifeson's 1966)
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