On the Prowl

Something wild is overtaking fashion and home furnishings

Animal prints are making their mark everywhere, from living-room rugs to haute couture runways. Barbara Coulon, vice president of trends at Youth Intelligence, says the prints are popular because they "connote being an individual who is sexy and bold." Trendsetters like Kate Moss and Gwen Stefani have been spotted in leopard looks. "[Animal prints] are timeless and fun," says Reed Krakoff, Coach's executive creative director. "People are looking for things like that these days." --By Rebecca Isenberg


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