Leopard print can often be thought of as a racy and tacky print. And there is a place for that! But it definitely has it's high fashion moments. It seems to be worn best when it is thought of as a neutral, or as just an accent. The Mid-Century wore leopard so very well! Here is some leopard print eye candy from the past!
1960's. Jackie. Full on print here and nothing classier.
1940's. Barbara Stanwyck. Sophistication.
1950's Christian Dior. Timeless.
1951. Sunny Harnett. Leopard with tweed.
1950's. Ladies Home Journal.