Last summer, on Nantucket, I really liked an animal-print dress at Erica Wilson's shop.
It didn't have the expected stripes or spots, but was a tan silk jersey shirtdress from Italy with tiny purple bulldog silhouettes all over it. This week I couldn't remember the designer, and when I called EW today, I was told that it's Herno. But Herno shows up on the Web as an outerwear company and I know that I found the proper site last summer (but neglected to bookmark it, alas).
Anyway, if you're at EW on Nantucket, do take a peek; there are other animal-print patterns as well.
A more accessible animal-print dress hit the news the other day, when Victoria Beckham carried wee Harper in a dress with large housecats all over.
In the spirit of Princess Diana's black sheep sweater, there's a stray cat or two in a different colour to break up the ivory images.
Here is a link to the WSJ's video report on animal prints--there's the high-heeled Marc Jacobs cat shoe, the Louboutin high heeled cat paw, the H&M antelope sweater, and more . . . I may have to break out my vintage black sheep sweater after all! Thanks, Belle de Ville, for the heads up regarding Sunday's WSJ story