By the time this fire snap was taken of Elizabeth Taylor (all kinds of goals), leopard had made a MASSIVE journey. Historically the animal was skinned, and the fur worn by us humans, first for survival and then to show wealth and status. It didn’t hit mainstream fashion until Dior showcased it as part of his ‘New Look’ in 1947, not as a fur, but a print. Then, during the 50s it made its way to lingerie and underwear thanks to Vanity Fair. Evoking animal instincts, independence and a sense of danger, leopard always had sex appeal – combined with intimates the effect was fierce.