11 Ways To Wear Animal Print (Art-Grease Bangs, Optional)

Animal prints are a tricky beast. A little leopard looks gamine-chic, like Edie Sedgewick. But, too much zebra stripe, and suddenly you've landed squarely in Golden Girls territory. So, we're always ready to look and learn when we see animal prints done really right — like in this exclusive editorial shoot "Be Wild," by fashion editor Michael Marson.
Click on to see leopard print, cheetah spots, and, yep, even snakeskin, done to moody-minimalist perfection. We're taking major note of this beauty look, too. Hair that's half pasted-down, half frizzy; a strong, smokey eye; and a near-black lip are completely, refreshingly doable yet still majorly glam. We dare you to wear this to your next holiday party. Animal magnetism, anyone?
Photographed by Ruben Tomas; Hair and Makeup by Kim Theylaert/Guerlain Paris; Modeled by Celeste/Dominique Models; AD/Fashion Editor Michael Marson.

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