FIVE LEATHER FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW
Most expensive jacket: Michael Jackson’s legendary red leather Thriller jacket, auctioned for $1.8 million in 2011.
Most iconic whip: the bullwhips brandished by Indiana Jones ranged from six to 16 feet in length, and featured a 12-plait natural tan kangaroo hide overlay.
Most often seen in films: the Barcelona chair, featuring 148 separate pieces of leather, has been seen on screen in Tron: Legacy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Psycho, Casino Royale and Justice League.
Most ancient piece: a 5,500-year-old one-piece leather hide shoe was found in 2008 in excellent condition in the Areni-1 cave located in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia.
Most bizarre use: leather was thought to be a sophisticated wallpaper in 17th century Florence and Venice.