Jeanne was accused of repeat offense of transvestism "cross-dressing".  She wore soldiers' clothing in prison. Since men's hosen enabled her to fasten her hosen, boots, and doublet together, this deterred rape by making it difficult for her guards to pull her clothes off. 

The animal print here is a metaphor to wear outlandish clothes, which shows strong nature.

The inspiration behind this statement piece

There are many reasons why we wear clothes. Our cultures can influence the type of clothing we wear, and there can be drastic differences between the different cultures. 

The clothes you wear can service a variety of different purposes as well. It can be for the purpose of protest, to seduce, to go unnoticed, to show certain status, to fake weakness, to show strength,  to entertain, to deter attention, to protect yourself, to threaten among many other reasons. 

This leopard print bracelet symbolizes the time Jeanne made the journey through hostile Burgundian territory disguised as a male soldier, a fact that would later lead to charges of cross-dressing "travestissement" against her, although her escort viewed it as a normal precaution. Two of the members of her escort said they and the people of Vaucouleurs provided her with this clothing, and had suggested it to her.

Digging deeper into this print, we believe that leopards are strong and powerful creatures that command respect and fear. Every print has a meaning and It is no coincidence that this set of bracelets is called Travestissement. Jeanne d'Arc set out to fight for France's freedom and to achieve this she had to wear an armor.



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