I’m going “Gaga,” over cheetah and leopard print. There, I said it. If the runways didn’t confirm it for the glitterati of this world (Michael Kors and Lanvin to name a couple), then singer and actress extraordinaire, Lady Gaga has the past few weeks of the House of Gucci press tour: Animal print, specifically leopard and cheetah, are all the rage these days. Mama Monster looked like the queen of the concrete jungle in a metallic cheetah print Lanvin trench coat. And she was the Maven in Milan in a turtleneck mid-length dress showing that when you’re a megastar, it’s not about earning your stripes, but sporting your spots.
Lady Gaga has already gotten Oscar buzz around her latest role as Patricia Reggiani, Italian socialite and ex-wife to the emperor of the Gucci empire, Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver). Seeing snippets of the film, it’s easy to be lured by the vintage wedding videos, the heavenly fashion, and the incredible way Gaga and Jared Leto have been able to transform into these figures. Coming up later this week, I will have blog post about the film and some other Gucci-related festivities (between the Gucci Love Parade I attended, and what’s to come this week, November has truly been the Golden Age of Gucci here on Keeping it Krischic. No, this is not sponsored. I’m just an ardent aficionado). For now, here are some snapshots of how I personally have been channeling the Leopard and Cheetah print trends in my own wardrobe.
From street style to the on-screen style (for me, that means on-camera as a TV News reporter and fill-in anchor and weather anchor), I have the been wearing ‘wild’ trend on repeat.
This Ganni wrap dress is an ensemble designed for the main character. From the balloon sleeves, to the shiny leopard fabric that shimmers in the sunlight, it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s the dress you wear when you realize it’s a jungle out there, and you will conquer it while being well-dressed. I was operating by the Italian fashion mantra that more is more here: the vintage Chanel chain necklace and polka slingback heels make me feel like I’m about to traipse through the Townhouse Galleria in Milan in between sips of espresso and fashion shows.
Leopard print is already a little loud, so I thought I might as well go all out. I decided to sport this accordion midi-skirt in the feline fabric, with a punchy blazer. Pairing this double-breasted green one from Vince Camuto with a red turtleneck from Zara is the perfect combination. The rich color scheme is complimentary, and with that interlocked “G” belt to match, it’s definitely House of Gucci-approved. This fuchsia one is also a favorite. I belted it since it’s a little oversized, and didn’t wan to swim in fabric. By adding some suede over-the-knee boots under the skirt, this look screams luxury! Plus these vibrant hues pop on-camera during my live hits.
Which look is your favorite?
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