A chic showgoer posing outside of the Giambattista Valli runway show during Paris Haute Couture sporting an awesome cropped jacket covered in trendy tiger print. A chic showgoer posing outside of the Giambattista Valli runway show during Paris Haute Couture sporting an awesome cropped jacket covered in trendy tiger print.

Tiger print is fashion at its wildest.

Exotic and powerful, few patterns are as striking. Nature designed it that way for a reason. Stripes say, “Beware!” and “Be in awe!” at the same time. Tiger print worn in clothing has a similar effect. That goes for the neon pink cargo pants Teddy Quinlivan strutted across Marc Jacobs‘ runway wearing as well as the Kenzo trousers that Yuyu wore in Paris during Fashion Week.

Tigers are fascinating creatures and important symbols in most cultures. They’re one of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and they are the national animal of Malaysia, South Korea, Bangladesh, and India. In the fashion world, tiger print is an eye-catching way to grab attention. Add some stripes to any outfit and your ensemble will immediately scream, “Awesomeness!” Just look to Alicia Keys or Annabel Rosendahl and you’ll see what we mean.

For Day Five of Cat Nights, here are the most stylish examples we’ve captured of tiger print prowling the red carpets and the sidewalks. Of course, combinations of orange, white, and black are to be expected in real life. But in the wild world of style, you’re likely to see literally any vivid color combo imaginable. — jas