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Instagram Top 10: Animal Print

Watch out, it’s a jungle out there. Literally. Animal prints of all kinds have shown up on the streets and at the shows in New York and London and almost everywhere in between. Vogue CS found the fiercest looks of the week on Instagram to give you #falloutfitinspo.
Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol’s most glamorous It Girl of the 1960s, had a penchant for black leotards, opaque tights and leopard skin. Bob Dylan allegedly wrote the song “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” about Edie after their affair. Legend has it that her leopard skin coat was the only item that survived the fire which ravaged her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East when she fell asleep smoking a cigarette. Jackie Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve and Elizabeth Taylor were all photographed wearing leopard skin coats around that time and Marilyn Monroe wore a leopard skin floor-length cape with a matching muff when she played Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. By the early 70s, though, leopards were placed on the endangered species list and leopard print became fashionable in its place.
Today, it’s not just classic prints like leopard and cheetah that are popular - zebra and snake patterns are also gaining momentum among the fashion glitterati as this week’s highlights from Instagram can attest. 
Lauren Santo Domingo rocked a python print look from Rokh on her way to the shows. Bergdorf Goodman’s high priestess, Linda Fargo, called her Zimmermann patterned blouse a “must-pack for Fashion Month”. Jenny Walton and Blair Eadie took the trend to great lengths, choosing printed maxi-coats (Marc Jacobs for Jenny and ASOS for Blair). Victoria Beckham posted a photo of Helen Mirren in her front row, seated next to Sinéad Burke, wearing a snake print top and skirt from her pre-fall collection. Child model Samuel Silva hammed it up in major pattern-play from Brazilian brand Meninos Rei while Ty French shilled hair products for Target in a velvet cheetah print jacket. Katie Sturino accessorized her Veronica Beard dress with a zebra clutch and ended up twinning with someone else in the crowd. Opposites attracted when Nicky Hilton and Olympia of Greece met up at the Oscar de la Renta show both wearing elegant patterned looks from the brand. And Mindy Kaling was spot-on in an Alice + Olivia sweater with fluorescent leopard rosettes (as the spots on a leopard are officially called).

Get The Look

A leopard can’t change its spots, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t. Whether you want your style to roar like a tiger or purr like a cheetah cub, Vogue CS has combed the internet to select the perfect items to add some exotic flair to your closet for the fall season.