Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood’s golden girl took a break from her usual glamourous self when she played the part of Roslyn Taber in the 1961 movie The Misfits. Cue the most feminine woman in history styling out boyfriend jeans ‒ turned up at the ankle, of course ‒ and an oversized white shirt. No plunging necklines or soaring hemlines in sight; we say it was one of her sexiest looks of all time.

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Jane Birkin

The British-born actress, musician and style icon became the poster girl for effortless chic in the sixties and seventies with blue jeans becoming one of her signature style staples. Cut, never hemmed, each easy pair was teamed with Breton stripes (a nod to her hometown of Brittany), relaxed tees or sweaters ‒ a look that couldn’t be more on-trend or wearable today.

Jane Birkin
Farrah Fawcett
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Farrah Fawcett

When Charlie’s Angel Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett) skateboarded after a bad guy in an episode of the US crime series wearing a pair of flared jeans, the fashion world took note. Now one of the most popular denim trends ‒ seen everywhere from Chloé to Donna Ida ‒ it shows no signs of slowing, and this season is no exception.

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Debbie Harry

Punk’s blonde bombshell showed us all the coolest way (sorry Justin and Britney) to rock double denim ‒ an indigo jacket with faded jeans ‒ when she took to the stage in the late ‘70s. The key to getting this tricky trend right this season? Mix colours and choose slim-fitting styles (maybe swapping the jacket for a shirt) à la Ms Harry.

Debbie Harry
Thelma & Louise
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Thelma & Louise

The best-dressed best friends of the ‘90s? Denim-clad duo Geena Davis (Thelma) and Susan Sarandon (Louise) in their signature high-waisted faded jeans, which we now know and love as the ‘Mom’ jean. Not forgetting their handsome hitchhiker Brad Pitt (J.D.), who has his very own iconic denim moment (amongst others) in the film…

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Kate Moss

Lastly, but by no means least, we give you the queen of the skinny jean: supermodel Kate Moss. The girl-of-the-moment (who had already become synonymous with denim thanks to a certain Calvin Klein ad in 1992) made skin-tight denim her off-duty uniform of choice in the early ‘00s. And, stylish women everywhere followed suit…

Kate Moss

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