Animalier: fashion becomes “WILD”

1 britt ekland by david bailey vogue UK 1965

Britt Ekland photographed by David Bailey in 1965

“Panther girl” by Beatrice Brandini

The animal print (embroidery, application, fabrics, fur, etc.) is a constant in fashion; among designers there who has used and continues to do so as a feature of their style and aesthetic language, for example Roberto Cavalli, and who uses it by following some ‘the trend of the moment, or simply harmonizing their collection with this fantasy/pattern. In women there are those who love and those who hate it, no half measures. Personally I think it is interesting, certainly not as a “total look”, especially if you are not young anymore, but a piece animal or an accessory in that mood, can make an impression right and “aggressive” to those who do not want to give up style and elegance (see Kate Moss, Alexa Chung or Giovanna Battaglia).


When you wear “animalier” with style: Giovanna Battaglia and Corine Roitfeld


or as the divine Kate…

The examples below show how the animal print is the protagonist in fashion for a long time,  and if it often was associated with vulgarity, aggressiveness, the kitsch, the photos prove the opposite.

5 lauren bacall

Lauren Bacall

6 marisa berenson by david bailey

Marisa Berenson photographed by David Bailey

7 twiggy vogue 1970

Twiggy on Vogue, 1970

8 barzini

Benedetta Barzini

You can also wear in a chic way, the rest in the collections of recent years designers have shown they can do very well. It is true that the animal patterns (leopard, python, crocodile, tiger or zebra etc.), are all strong pattern and definitely visible, but it is also true that wear them with jeans, with a coat a little vintage, a big bag day, as stole for a touch of glamour to an evening dress for an evening “diva”, it is fun and elegant.


Alexa Chung


Marpessa, Olivia Palermo and Bianca Balti

Erté used it to illustrate the letter L of its magnificent and creative alphabet.

11 erte-l

L by Erté

12 jerry hall

Jerry Hall

13 vogue 1954

Vogue 1954


Vogue on the Fifty

Interpretations of style with the animai in the fashion shows and advertising campaigns of a few seasons ago.

15 Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli’s collections always observer of the animal print, interpreting it with grit and sensuality

16 Blumarine

Also Blumarine loves these fantasies and plays masterfully in a feminine and romantic way

17 Burberry

Burberry Prorsum: British elegance with the right touch of eccentricity

18 Dolce e Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana gritty and glamorous, very elegant long gown with the mix of different prints. Proving that everything can be done if you do it with taste!

19 Scervino

Ermanno Scervino: great class, look etiquette flavor fifties

20 versace ecc

Versace, Tom Ford and Simonetta Ravizza, three different styles, three different ways to interpret the animalier

Simply put a touch of spotted we can always stay in your wardrobe …. also because it seems like too much to men, without distinction of age or social class.

21 vogue 2012 patrick demarchelier

Photo Patrick Demarchelier 2012

22   22 bis vogue italia noemi campbell azzedine 1991

Naomi Campbell on Vogue Italy 1991 dress Azzedine Alaïa

23 kate by steven meisel

Kate Moss photographed by Steven Meisel

24 ellen von unwerth

Nadja Auermann photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

25 liv tyler by ellen von unwerth

Liv Tyler photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1996

26 Lara stone mert e marcus vogue us 2010

Lara Stone photographed by Mert & Marcus for US Vogue, 2010

27 kate by patrick demarchelier vogue UK 2013

Kate Moss photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, 2013

28 Naomi-Campbell-for-Dolce-Gabbana-Animalier-Eyewear

Naomi Campbell photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the campaign Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear, 2011


Sasha Pivovarova on Vogue USA, dress Yves Saint Laurent

I prepared mood boards with animalier clothes and accessories, expressing this texture in a different way. Every woman can choose what suits her best, or become a different woman every time.


Mood by Beatrice Brandini


Mood by Beatrice Brandini

Mood by Beatrice Brandini

30 carl erikson

Cover by Carl Erikson for Vogue

Good life o all!


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