It’s one of the most iconic combinations of the modern age: Kate Moss and leopard print. That might sound like an exaggeration, but having looked through pictures dating from now back through to the early ’90s, I can say with some certainty that it’s a pairing that has stood the test of time, enduring like very few fashion trends do. There’s not a single leopard-print piece of clothing or accessory that she hasn’t rocked at some point over the past three decades.
Just last week, she attended a fundraising event wearing a leopard-spotted jumpsuit by friend Stella McCartney. Styled with gold strappy sandals and shoulder-grazing earrings, it was the effortless brand of cool that is a trademark of Moss’s. She’s famously fond of leopard-print coats, wearing them with everything from jumpers and black jeans to that little yellow dress to celebrate her 30th, and definitely knows her way around a spotted dress. Keep scrolling to see every time she’s worn leopard print – and looked amazing.
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For a fundraising event in London, Moss wore this fabulous jumpsuit from friend Stella McCartney.
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Proving that leopard print can be on-duty as well as off, Moss wore this shimmering metallic shift for Paris Fashion Week.
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Black jeans and a leopard-print blouse is always a good combination.
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Working a similar combo but this time with just a splash of leopard spots underneath a belted jacket.
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We would pay good money to raid the leopard print coat section of her wardrobe. Wouldn’t you?
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A sharp-shouldered and spotted blazer with black leggings shouldn’t work. But on Moss, it’s sublime.
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Proving that leopard spots can look just as chic in grey.
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Another one of her leopard print coats, this time styled with a cult jumper from Bella Freud.
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Side-stepping her usual statement spots for a subtle nod in the form of this clutch.
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This is classic Moss: a leopard-print coat, black sunglasses and ballet pumps. Iconic.
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Top-to-toe leopard has never looked so convincing.
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For her 30th, Moss celebrated in a, you guessed it, leopard-print coat.
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The definition of airport-chic, Moss touched down with this tank top and leopard-print bag combo in 1994. Arrivals have never been the same.