A Brief History Of The Evolution Of Leopard Print

Posted by September 30, 2015 - Things We L@VE
Isabella Rossellini walks Betsey Johnson's Fall 1995 show looking spotty.

Leopard print is one of the major fall trends this year… but it isn’t anything new. It has been a beloved staple for decades, but each year it has a little twist. It is the secret weapon in any woman’s wardrobe to look a little more fierce (along with red lips and pumps, of course). Take a look at how the amazing print has evolved over the years.

In the 1920s leopard print coats were all the rage.

In the 1920s leopard print coats were all the rage.

 

Actress Joan Crawford flaunts the leopard details on her slip dress.

Actress Joan Crawford flaunts the leopard details on her slip dress.

 

A model in the 1930s sports a long coat with leopard trim.

A model in the 1930s sports a long coat with leopard trim.

 

Sun bathers on the French Riviera in leopard print bathing suits

Sun bathers on the French Riviera in leopard print bathing suits

 

A bold leopard print evening gown spotted in the 1940s

A bold leopard print evening gown spotted in the 1940s

 

You could call Ava Gardner a leopard print princess as she poses on a leopard print staircase in a matching body suit.

You could call Ava Gardner a leopard print princess as she poses on a leopard print staircase in a matching body suit.

 

Actress Jayne Mansfield poses in some spotty pants.

Actress Jayne Mansfield poses in some spotty pants.

 

Jill Ireland poses in the 60s with matching leopard accessories.

Jill Ireland poses in the 60s with matching leopard accessories.

 

Elizabeth Taylor takes on the same trend in the 60s

Elizabeth Taylor takes on the same trend in the 60s

 

Zsa Zsa Gabor was also a fan of the double leopard look in the 60s

Zsa Zsa Gabor was also a fan of the double leopard look in the 60s

 

Model Veruschka wears suede and leopard in the late 60s

Model Veruschka wears suede and leopard in the late 60s

 

The 70s offer bolder leopard prints

The 70s offer bolder leopard prints

 

Isabella Rossellini walks Betsey Johnson's Fall 1995 show looking spotty.

Isabella Rossellini walks Betsey Johnson’s Fall 1995 show looking spotty.

 

In 2004 Kate Moss celebrated her 30th birthday in a leopard coat.

In 2004 Kate Moss celebrated her 30th birthday in a leopard coat.

 

Armani's Spring 2007 show highlighted the use of leopard.

Armani’s Spring 2007 show highlighted the use of leopard.

 

Alexa Chung shows us how cool mixing prints can be in 2012

Alexa Chung shows us how cool mixing prints can be in 2012

 

Jennifer Lopez wearing leopard in a gown by Michael Kors at the 2013 Met Gala.

Jennifer Lopez wearing leopard in a gown by Michael Kors at the 2013 Met Gala.

 

Burberry's Fall 2015 proves that leopard is still cool

Burberry’s Fall 2015 proves that leopard is still cool

Photos via Harpers Bazaar