Denim icons Thelma and Louise, All Over Press.
THE TEN MOST ICONIC DENIM MOMENTS
It’s the most democratic fabric around, but that doesn’t mean denim isn’t stylish, versatile and iconic too. We count down ten of our favourite famous denim moments.
She can make anything look good, so it’s no surprise that Rihanna looks amazing in denim of all kinds. Rather than typical jeans, she prefers bustiers, miniskirts and men’s shirts – any way she can make denim work with an unexpected twist.
9. BRITNEY SPEARS AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
It’s the double-double denim look that went down in fashion history – Justin and Britney rocked up to the 2001 American Music Awards in tuxedo, patchwork strapless gown and even true-blue accessories for a full-on, head-to-toe denim effect.
8. ALEXA CHUNG
Looking to vintage 1970s icons who made denim their own, Alexa Chung uses relaxed, carefree denim as an essential in her impeccable wardrobe. Blue, white, black, in jeans, overalls or dresses, the It girl shows how versatile the fabric can be.
7. THELMA AND LOUISE
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis took the roadtrip to new levels as Thelma and Louise, and their outlaw uniform of retro high-waisted jeans and cut-off tees let them wear rebellion proudly on their sleeves.
6. THE RAMONES
If you ever need proof that keeping it simple works, look to the Ramones. In their get-up of blue jeans, t-shirts and leather jackets, they led New York’s punk rock charge and made it look extremely hip in the process.
5. JANE BIRKIN
Nobody wore blue jeans in the 1960s and 1970s like Jane Birkin, who elevated classic denim to new heights of cool. Teamed with a Breton stripe, a heavy fringe and lots of eye makeup, Jane made jeans a key part of the cool girl’s uniform.
4. KATE MOSS
Think of the skinniest jeans you can, then imagine them even skinnier. That’s Kate Moss’s denim of choice; a look she made trendy in the 2000s when she would pair her spray-on jeans with a waistcoat or a tailored jacket for rock and roll appeal.
3. FARRAH FAWCETT
As Jill Monroe in Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett started more than a few trends. But these tailored flared jeans made for a classic denim moment, as she skateboarded away from danger and right into style history in one episode.
2. JESSICA SIMPSON’S DAISY DUKES
First made infamous by Catherine Bach in the Dukes of Hazzard, these micro-short denim shorts made a comeback on Jessica Simpson in the 2005 reboot. Teeny-tiny, the iconic shorts don’t leave much to the imagination.
1. JAMES DEAN
It’s hard to imagine James Dean without his blue Lee jeans, swaggering in Rebel Without a Cause. A simple look, pairing denim with a classic shirt, made maximum impact with its nonchalant, timeless cool.