Okay, we feel like a little explanation is in order as to why these two gals are suddenly dressed like supervillainesses:
The three-day event including in-store interactions as well clothing and apparel with strong leopard prints and designs. The temporary shop took place at Kate Spade New York’s permanent flagship. The space next to the shop was also decorated with leopard designs, in order to help accentuate the theme.
Due to the theme, 20 percent of the events’ sales went to ASPCA in order to benefit the organization. The three-day pop-up also allowed for customers to adopt a kitten and also receive Kate Spade NY merchandise with leopard fabric. The pop-up closed this weekend, but will reopen at the brand’s locations from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles starting October 2.
That’s all well and good, but come on, now. This is WAY too much leopard for our sensitive eyes to handle.
We’re all for fun fashion themes – especially if there’s kitten adoption involved – but these looks are being done a disservice by having them photographed against all that visual noise. You can’t even tell that they’re cute – sort of. Ellie’s look tends to be a bit aging and borderline dowdy. That dress needs a belt and an inch or two off the hem in order to give it some sass. Zosia’s look is cute too, but again, it looks like it’d work on an 80-year-old as well as it works on her. That’s always a factor to be considered when deploying leopard – the granny factor – but as long as the designs are kept fresh and youthful, there’s no reason a gal of any age couldn’t rock it. Unforch, these designs are a little on the stale side.
Zosia Mamet: Kate Spade New York Leopard-Print Pony Hair Jacket | Kate Spade New York Leopard-Print Cigarette Pant | Kate Spade New York Belgrove Flats
Ellie Kemper: Kate Spade New York Leopard-Print Ponte Dress | Kate Spade New York Stewart Street Little Joy Bag | Kate Spade New York Gena Heels
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages.com, Getty Images, katespade.com]