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 donned a pair of jean shorts for a 1991 Pepsi Commercial and made the world fall in love.
Photo: Cindy Crawford Pepsi Commercial (1991)
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)
Levi’s never looked as good as they did on Marilyn Monroe in the 1961 movie The Misfits.
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