As a news outlet reported over the weekend, there’s only two things the world is talking about right now: Coronavirus and ‘Tiger King’. Yes, as if a perfectly timed reprieve from the madness and sadness of the current state of the world, Netflix aired a docuseries so outrageous, so unbelievably wild (pardon the pun), so strangely compelling, it proved the ultimate distraction from the pandemic that is.
While the series charts the dethroning of former zoo keeper and self-proclaimed “Tiger King”, Joe Exotic, it is the wardrobe and home of arch nemesis Carole Baskin which left us completely floored (amid everything else – allegations of chopped up ex-husbands fed to tigers, foiled murder plots, a gay-but-not-really-gay love triangle incentivised by meth).
While Exotic too indulged some sartorial zingers, Baskin’s animal print-only wardrobe and home is quite simply something else. Every pocket of the home she shares with third husband Howard Baskin is laden in leopard, cheetah or tiger of some form. Vases, towels, luggage, longes, tea cups, table cloths, bed spreads sit alongside a wardrobe exclusively made up of feline print.
A, er, very blatant homage to Big Cat Rescue, of which she is the founder, Baskin’s almost exclusive big cat wardrobe (particularly that unforgettable leopard fur hat) has inspired us to tap our fashion instincts with a dedicated feline edit.
We can definitely see Carole Baskin in Zimmermann’s searing pink leopard shirt, for example. Or perhaps in head-to-toe Ganni leopard, of which there is plenty (including a super cute scrunchie below). But we definitely think the pièce de résistance in Carole and Howard’s home would be this magnificently rapacious Gucci Tiger Cushion. Can’t you just imagine it? REOW.
You can shop the ferociously good cushion below, plus other animal print gems.
shop the look
Guccification tiger-embroidered velvet cushion, gucci, $1,900. shop now
Harvey tiger-print brushed-wool overshirt, isabel marant, $1,770. shop now
Ruffled metallic leopard-jacquard mini dress, ALESSANDRA RICH at matches fashion, $2,659. shop now
HVN Long Maria belted leopard-print silk shirtdress, HVN at matches fashion, $945. shop now
LUCIO PANT TIGERESS, hansen & gretel, now $119.50. shop now
Febo belted tiger-print cloqué gown, F.R.S – FOR RESTLESS SLEEPERS, Now $764. shop now
Cloud Leopard porcelain vessel, L’OBJET X Haas Brothers at matches fashion, $6,194. shop now
PRINTED COTTON POPLIN MINI DRESS, GANNI, $375. shop now
TOBACCO LEOPARD BALLET BRA, the upside, now $48.30. shop now
Abigail Earrings Brown, valet studio, $139. shop now
Bianca leopard-print suede platform sandals, saint laurent, $1,240. shop now
Alma crystal-embellished leopard-print bag, the attico, $1,527. shop now
Tile Image: Veruschka by William Klein, 1967, via Pinterest