‘Leopard Print: History’s Fiercest Fashion Statement’ Webinar
The leopard is an apex predator: powerful, adaptable, and impossible to domesticate. Leopard print is an apex fashion statement: powerful, fluid in meaning, and impossible to ignore. From being the most prized insignia of kings and warriors, to a pop culture fashion staple that is so common we now take it for granted, this is the story of leopard print, and how a pattern adapted by nature has never lost its bite.
Join New York Adventure Club as we trace the storied path of the fabric pattern known as leopard print, while celebrating some of its fiercest wearers throughout history.
Led by theatrical fashion historian Jo Weldon, author of Fierce: The History of Leopard Print, our virtual journey into the colorful history of leopard print will include:
- The importance of leopards in early civilizations, and why the animals have been associated with gods and royals for the past 2000 years
- The evolution of leopard print over the ages, from being worn by ancient Egyptian pharaohs to dandy young European men in the 18th century
- Fashion icons and pioneers who elevated leopard print as a cultural statement, including Jackie Kennedy Christian Dior, and RuPaul
- How disco and punk made leopard print cool again after being labeled ‘tacky’ for much of the 20th century
- The 101 on how to tell leopard print from other patterns, such as cheetah, jaguar, or ocelot
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A session with Jo — any and all questions about leopard prints are welcomed and encouraged! Dressing up in leopard print and sharing via Instagram (#historyofleopardprint + @nyadventureclub) will be highly be encouraged 🙂
See you there, virtually! $10.
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