If a must-have item- on the streets, not the runway- of the F/W 12 fashion week season must be named, it is without a doubt the vintage-inspired fur coat. From Copenhagen to Paris, all manner of styles adorned the shoulders of the international fashion pack, from grandma-inspired 40s fox furs to long-haired monkey furs, 60s leopard and fake tufted styles à la Big Bird. Fur collars and stoles have made a comeback as well; adding panache (and, well, warmth) to winter coats and less-covered-up looks. Below, a series of our favorite styles, alongside vintage inspiration.
Anna dello Russo, Paris F/W 12 Haute Couture Streets; Marlene Dietrich; Dorothy Lamour; Michèle Morgan at Joan of Paris opening, 1942; Lucille Ball circa 1940s; Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets
#1-3: Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets; Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets; Marlene Dietrich; Greta Garbo; Jackie Kennedy circa late 60s