Top 5 Moments in Denim History

Denim is our national fabric: comfortable, versatile, and oh so American. Infamous or iconic, these blue jean moments are bona fide parts of our fashion history. They were worn by some of the most famous names and got our tongues-wagging or eyes-ogling, not to mention shaped our national fashion sensibilities. We’ve rounded up the best and most epic moments that got everyone talking for your perusal. Pin away!

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford donned a pair of jean shorts for a 1991 Pepsi Commercial and made the world fall in love.

Photo: Cindy Crawford Pepsi Commercial (1991)

Brooke Shields

The Calvin Klein commercial with the infamous line that everyone remembers: “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

Photo: Brooke Shields Calvin Klein (1981)

Marilyn Monroe

Levi’s never looked as good as they did on Marilyn Monroe in the 1961 movie The Misfits.

Photo: Getty

Daisy Duke (Dukes of Hazzard)

Shorts so short and so unforgettable that Daisy Dukes is now the official term for barely there cutoffs everywhere.

Photo: Warner Brothers

Justin and Britney

It was a simpler time when America’s sweethearts stepped out in these outrageous outfits at the 2001 American Music Awards.

Image Credit: Getty