It’s not hard to spot LaQuan Smith’s “Animalia” leopard-print catsuit.
Celebs such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Mariah Carey, Winnie Harlow and Joan Collins have pounced on the designer’s transparent mesh onesie, purring for pictures and prowling at parties in the feline second skin.
“How incredible that such totally different women have worn this catsuit, and so many more have purchased it,” the Queens-born creative told The Post after his show, which was attended by Kehlani and Fantasia. “I think any woman can wear it. I think this catsuit makes people feel really sexy, and if you love it, and feel confident in wearing it, then you should have it.” The $695 piece from his fall 2019 line is available at LaQuanSmith.com.
Bodysuits and provocative fare aplenty were let loose down the runway in Smith’s new hoedown-themed collection, which featured models such as actor and singer Trevor Jackson, Halima Aden and Harlow, who closed the show in a white bedazzled bridal minidress complete with a black veil and cowboy hat. The fashion rodeo also included tiny corsets and hot pants, see-through plastic animal-print dresses and assless chaps for the men. “Big Little Lies” also had a moment on the runway courtesy of a Renata-inspired “I will not not be rich” tee.
“The inspiration is biker, wrangler, sexy, provocative, western, glamour,” explained Smith.
“I want to be the new American sexy,” he said. “There’s been such a wave of sportswear and streetwear, but we’re missing sexiness. If I can fill that void in the market today, then that’s what I’ll do.”
Laquan credits his mom as the source of much of his inspiration. “My mom is sexy. I’ll say it,” he said. “The ’90s, the lace, the leathers, the boots — I literally have images of my mom getting ready. My mom is a beautiful, elegant woman who knows how to do the damn thing.”
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