I started collecting 80's animal belts some time ago. (I didn't have the means to afford any really nice belts in the 80's, so I decided now was my chance) I really became obsessed when the Sex and the City movie came out last summer and I saw Carrie's great elephant belt. It was actually pictured in the book, not sure if the belt made the movie–Carrie was too fixated on the Roger belt, which was also unbelievable, and I completely adore Patricia Field's styling–back to the animal belts. I photographed my collection today–it has become quite large, but I'm still avidly searching for more.
Here is a group of them around my dress form…
This is a Christopher Ross lion belt–one of my first great finds..
This another Christopher Ross piece–a dragon. This is possibly my favorite, the details are amazing.
Another Christopher Ross…the unicorn.
Laloon was another designer of great 80's belts–I have managed to find a few of these. Below is the elephant—I like this one better than Carrie's.
I have also been lucky enough to find two of the Laloon tigers, and the lion.
I'll show these soon with outfits…so long for now.