Friday, November 18, 2011

A Vintage Perspective on "The One Hundred": Animal Print

Nina Garcia includes the animal print as a must-own for the stylish woman, in her fashion book "The One Hundred".

Who would have thought? Finding vintage patterns with animal prints in the illustrations was not easy! And vintage animal toy patterns don't count. :)  But fortunately, I managed to find two in my stash.

This adorable pattern from the early 1950s and McCall's features animal print accessories, including hat, bag, and scarf. This certainly meets the criteria, for Nina states that an animal print accessory is an opportunity to be a little bold.

This is hardly ladies' fashion, but for gratuitous fun, I had to include this pattern from Lovely Lingerie and the early 1970s, which features animal print briefs for men. What a handsome hunk!

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