Shania Twain has shared her love of the leopard skin pattern throughout her career. As she releases her new album Queen Of Me today (2/3), she is offering fans two special leopard skin-colored vinyl albums. You can order one here.
Twain first expressed her love for the leopard skin look in her 1997 music video for “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” In the video, she sang and danced around in a leopard skin cape, top, pants gloves, and even a leopard skin suitcase. The song became her third biggest single on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained one of Twain’s biggest hits worldwide. The whole video concept and look was her idea.
Shania recently talked about her love of and the power of all things leopard print with Elle magazine. She said, “Some people say ‘white is my neutral’ or ‘black is my neutral.’ For me, leopard print is my neutral. When I first started shooting music videos at the very beginning of my career, I would gravitate to all the leopard print options on the rack during the styling process. I just felt like it was the no-fail neutral that I could wear with anything.” She added, “You can dress it up, you can dress it down. It is a staple print because you can put leopard on velvet or chiffon or sheer, or silk. Anything. It’s hyper-flexible.”
Twain even talked about the famous outfit from the “That Don’t Impress Me Much” video. She said, “I fell in love with the way it moved. When you’re running around and dancing and jumping and doing quick changes, your outfit has got to be durable. I never want to feel restricted when I’m performing. So it starts with comfort. It always does with me. Whatever I’m going to wear on stage, it has to be comfortable.”
As we celebrate all things Shania as she releases the Queen of Me album to the masses, we look at some of her leopard skin looks over the years.