While denim has proved itself to be a timeless trend, it’s also proved itself to be the most popular wardrobe for movies. From James Dean to ’80s classics, we’re taking a look back at our favorite denim moments in movie history.
James Dean, Rebel Without A Cause (1955) James Dean is known as “The King of Cool” for a reason. From his mysterious charm to his chic style, he’s been a fashion icon for over 50 years. His 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause made him (and his Rebel jeans) a hit among teenagers all over the world.
Grease (1978)— Grease was the biggest movie in the world in 1978, and so was its fashion. The varsity jackets, high-top Converse and cuffed jeans that Grease’s leading men wore became the must-have outfit of every male in America, and the trend has since made a comeback.
The Warriors (1979)– This cult classic from ’79 embodied everything about hippie fashion culture there is to know. These Coney Island hippies wore the exact leather vests, head wraps and straight-leg jeans that were all the rage at the time.
The Outsiders (1983)– The superstar gang from The Outsiders were the biggest rebels America had seen in 1983. These rough and tough guys weren’t afraid of anything… And they wore a whole lot of denim. From ripped jeans to jean jackets, every Outsider was wearing denim (and so was every teenager).
The Breakfast Club (1985)– This famous favorite from 1985 was a hit with every young adult in America. Featuring every stereotype from high school, the Breakfast Club could appeal to anyone. And who can forget Judd Nelson’s famous line, “Eat… my… shorts”? But one of the most memorable parts of the Breakfast Club was not just the great one-liners or the emotional plot, but the fashion. Nelson’s jean jacket/flannel look was “grunge” before grunge even existed.
Thelma & Louise (1991)– Ask any female and she’ll probably tell you she can remember Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise. While he is famous for spending most of the movie without being fully clothed, when his character was clothed, Pitt was head-to-toe in denim.
Clearly, denim will always be a hit in Hollywood– which means it’ll never be out of style.