After decades as something of a self-serious fashion institution, Vogue seems to be loosening up just a bit. Not only did the iconic magazine put Lena Dunham, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on recent covers, but March has brought us 31 Days of Cats and Shoes at Vogue.com. It’s exactly what it sounds like.
Editor Jordan Bickhem picked 31 of spring’s best kicks and had them photographed alongside cats both professional and amateur (and some adoptable!). Sometimes the choice of cat is a sly nod to the brand – the kitties alongside Chanel’s sandals looks suspiciously similar to Choupette Lagerfeld – but generally, they’re just cuddly animals and some aesthetically pleasing shoes, demonstrating once again that the simplest concepts are often the best. Check out some of our favorites from the month so far below or page through the full month of cats at Vogue.com.