Animal print is back in a major way. What this means is that everyone (and their aunties) is embracing it like it never ever left.

To be fair though, animal print never really disappears from the world of fashion, but it seems this is the year where we'll take it up a notch by wearing the entire animal kingdom - leopards, zebras, snakes and even cows

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And a celebrity who's known for nabbing all the latest trends and making them her own is Kim Kardashian West.

She popularised cycle shorts and her fanbase is still strutting the streets like they have a Tour de France race to get to. 

Now KKW might soon have us wearing head-to-toe leopard print after her Paris appearance this week.

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You don’t understand...this is an Alaia

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This catsuit, coat and lace-up boots ensemble is an archival piece from late iconic designer Azzedine Alaïa's Fall 1991 collection, as Kim's caption implies with that Clueless quote.

According to Vogue, this particular look was modeled by supermodel Deon Bray.

Kim K in an archive Alaia outfit

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Other models who did the catwalk for this feline collection included Azzedine Alaïa's all-time muse Naomi Campbell, who also modeled a black sheer bodysuit from the 1991-1992 ready to wear collection. 

And guess what? 

Kim also wore this archival bodysuit this week.

Kim kardashian in Alaia

Continuing with her Clueless movie theme, she captioned this post "An a whatta?" - the robber's response to Cher's "... this is an Alaïa."

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An a whatta???

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The reality TV star has been digging into fashion archives quite often this year, showing fans something a little different from her usual Yeezy aesthetic.

Last month she wore two different Thierry Mugler architectural archival pieces to the “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” exhibition. But those did not make it onto her Instagram - to keep them away from Missguided spies perhaps?

And then she scored a Mugler hatrick when she wore that black "backwards straps" dress that got everyone talking (and double-tapping) from Thierry Mugler's Spring 1998 collection. 

Kim K in Alaia

We think her new BFF and celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton might have a little something to do with Mrs West's '90s couture revival. We can't wait to see which designer she pulls out next from the archives.

In the meantime, one of our favourite style muses Eva Chen has also been spotted... in a head-to-toe Ragdoll casual travel look.

And so have these international stars and influencers, so surely this means we have to get involved too.


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