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Jo Weldon Presents Fierce: A History of Leopard Print

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

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Jo Weldon's illustrated lectures on leopard print have been celebrated in US and international press, including Mental Floss, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. Her hotly anticipated book, based on those presentations, will be available for the first time at this event on June 26th!

An internationally recognized performer, Headmistress and Founder of the New York School of Burlesque, she cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of her brand new book FIERCE: A History of Leopard Print with an evening of burlesque in our intimate bookstore. You will also get an exclusive peek into Jo's personal collection of leopard print items, shop from a specially curated selection from our Thrift Stores, and mix and mingle with fellow leopard print lovers. Feel free to wear your wildest!

Hosted by Jo Weldon, performers include:

Cheeky Lane, Downtown Superstar

Jonny Porkpie, Burlesque Mayor of NYC

Mr. Gorgeous, Mr. Exotic World 2013

Perle Noire, The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque

Medianoche, Miss Exotic World/Queen of Burlesque 2017

Corvette LeFace, Hottest Freshman 2014

The Selfie Cats

& more TBA!


Book signing begins at 7PM and is free and does not require an RSVP.

Burlesque show from 8PM, doors open at 7:30.

Entrance to the burlesque show is $10 with all proceeds going directly to benefit Housing Works.


FIERCE is a bold, fascinating chronicle of one of the world’s most controversial neutral, leopard print. Weldon vividly traces the history of the iconic print from its inception as a textile and its use as a royal status symbol to its popularization by flappers, rock stars, and high profile women, and explains its contemporary appeal. Featuring gorgeous black-and-white and full-color images, FIERCE is a one-of-a-kind book and an absolute must-have for lovers of fashion, celebrity, history, pop culture, and cats.

Learn more about Jo Weldon here.

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