Cats vs. Model Elegance on the Catwalk

June 14, 2021

I’m too hot for my cat, too sexy for my cat. Because I’m a model, you know what I mean, And I did my little turn on the catwalk.

Remember the song “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred, popular in the 90s? Catwalk and cat are walking why models at fashion shows were always asked to demonstrate clothes and accessories on the catwalk.

In Pursuit of Fashion

One day when one of my female cats came towards me, I noticed that she was walking very gracefully, feminine, very neat, yet charming and alluring. The same as if a model walked on the catwalk. Of course, the history of cats goes back centuries before modeling and catwalk fashion shows were invented, and I think humans adopted the way cats walk to model at fashion shows. It turns out that, in this case, humans become imitators of cat behavior.

My hypothesis is proven in one of the online dictionaries. It is argued that the term may also have come from a more literal meaning, as models on the catwalk often use a cat-like gait, placing one paw directly in front of the other for a sexy swagger. Hips do more of the movement. In fashion jargon, “what’s on the catwalk” or a similar expression can refer to anything new and popular in fashion.

How to Walk Like a Cat

A catwalk is also known as a runway, especially if it is not elevated, and has been used in examples such as the title of the television series Project Runway. Another interesting fact supports the use of catwalk terminology because of the appearance of cats. Another definition of a catwalk is a high walkway, a narrow path high above the ground, for example, along the side of a building or behind a theater stage. For that reason, all because cats can walk safely on narrow surfaces. Now the wonder was answered.

Eri Hariono is a blogger searching and reflecting about cats, people, and philosophy. Join contemplation today to satisfy the curiosity you kill the cat!