20 pics of 20th Century Memorable Denim Icons

Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock pants and jacket were made of denim.

Cher was such a knock out in her day! I remember my mom having this kind of look.

Norma Jean. Marilyn Monroe. Girl next door. The hotness.

Heather Locklear in those infamous shorts…. 😉

Bruce Springsteen was “American” in his blue jeans.

Nirvana was the ‘grunge’ initiator, credited with bringing torn jeans in to a fashionable existence.

Look at Daisy Duke with them ‘Daisy Dukes’ on!

Jessica Simpson attempts to fill Daisy’s shorts! Valiant attempt.

Farrah Fawcett’s memory making jeans.

Bon Jovi wore Skinnies… without stretch. Yikes!

Pam Anderson is well, just iconic…. She’s turned many boys into men.

Kate Moss and her naughty Calvins.

Although, I think I prefer Brooke Shields in her Calvins…

James Dean was so rugged in his Levis.

The Fonz!

Kriss Kross had peeps wearing their jeans backwards.

Marlon Brando…. Just beautiful.

Janet Jackson’s jeans weren’t the only thing memorable….

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim!


  1. i love Farrah Fawcett, Kate Moss and Brook Shield’s ads. i think i would pick Kate Moss as a denim icon. she put Superfine jeans on the map and revived the skinny jeans trend. such power that can’t be said to other celebs.

  2. Le Smoking, clearly Kate Moss is a major denim icon, let alone fashion icon…. crazy she’s 5′ 7. My husband went to school with her at Riddlesdown. LOL, said she was definitely no fashion icon there. Crazy huh?

  3. Great post. Love the pics. I think the Cher pic is my favorite just because that’s how I’ll always remember her looking. Thanks for sharing.

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