Fashion's Obsession With Cats Is Never Going Away

Or at least, not any time soon.
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Or at least, not any time soon.
Cats spotted on a blouse, left, and bracelet, right at Chanel's fall 2016 presentation. Photos: Imaxtree

Cats spotted on a blouse, left, and bracelet, right at Chanel's fall 2016 presentation. Photos: Imaxtree

If you work in fashion, odds are you're a Scorpio with a penchant for cats. Get outta here, Gemini dog lovers! (We kid, we kid.) But just in case you doubted the industry's continuing obsession with felines, look no further than the pre-fall and fall 2016 collections. From Gucci to Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, some of the biggest brands in the business are doubling down on their cat obsessions and putting furry faces on blouses, coats, jewelry, bags and keychains. The cat obsession started picking up steam in pre-fall: MSGM and No. 21 were just a couple of the brands that emblazoned the animal on sweaters and outerwear, and Stella McCartney even hired a cat to costar in its look book. 

And now Grace Coddington, whose own cat obsession is legendary, is getting in on the moment, too. The bottle for her new fragrance with Comme des Garçons is a feline-inspired bottle based on one of her whimsical cartoons. So stay tuned for cats on cats on everything this late summer and fall. The question remains: will the trend continue into 2017? Considering the industry always finds new ways to incorporate the prized animal into new pieces, we bet a box of Meow Mix that this trend isn't going anywhere. 

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