PetOrly's Retro-Nouveau 'Sense and Sensibility' Shoot

 - Jul 18, 2009   Updated: Apr 18 2011
PetOrly's 'Sense and Sensibility' shoot blends fashion cues from the 1900s-1920s with distinctly modern accessories like bunny masquerade-style masks. From neutral shift dresses to black bustle skirts and ruffled knee-highs, this pictorial makes retro fashion look fresh and new.

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Implications - The use of animals as an inspiration in the fashion industry plays into the concept of raw sexuality and uninhibited behavior that is ultimately the basis of the haute couture world. Thus, designers often incorporate animal ears, patterns or prints into their collections to appeal to a more sensually aware demographic of stylistas that are unabashed about their animal urges.