9 Tragic & Magic Celebrity Denim Moments
Denim; it’s the one material that connects mere mortals and celebrities alike, we both can share a bond bound by that iconic blue thread. But with such power comes a lot of responsibility and throughout the years we’ve seen celebs excel in the art of denim-ry whilst others pale into a burning ball of jean hell. With this in mind we’ve teamed up with our friends over at The Iconic to take a walk down memory lane looking at all the celebs that have come up with some tragic and magic denim moments over the years.
1. Magic: Britney & Justin's All-Denim American Dream
When pop royalty Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears hit the 2001 AMA’s red carpet in this all-denim dream it was just so much yes. The denim gown on her and the denim tuxedo on him just melted our denim hearts. #NeverForget.
2. Tragic: Lil' Kim Denim Disaster
Lil’ Kim really made a name for herself with her revealing outfits back in the day so the most shocking thing about this number from a 1998 premiere is the fact that she’s actually covering up her nips. This denim military inspired disaster is swallowing her whole and taking no prisoners, at very least our poor eyeballs.
3. Magic: Jessica Simpson's Daisy Duke Delight
Remember when Jessica Simpson hit the gym hard so she could pull off those Daisy Dukes in The Dukes of Hazzard remake? It’s hard to forget when she’s pinned to our gym-spiration wall. We can confirm that not only did she do the Daisy Dukes the honour they deserve but she inspired a generation of squat-churning women.
4. Tragic: Christina Aguilera's Flashy Faux Pas
If you’re ever unsure if your skirt is too short then please use this pic as reference. Here’s Xtina at the 2002 MTV VMA’s wearing a denim belt. Please don’t fight us on this one, it is not a skirt, it is a belt. We’ll give her the benefit of the doubt though; Xtina was going through some things personally and unfortunately took it out on denim.
5. Magic: Mark Wahlberg & Kate Moss gettin’ hawt for Calvin Klein
In 1992 Marky Mark and Kate proved that the only things you need to pair with your denim is a pair of Calvin’s and ripped upper bod. Simples. This campaign was plastered over every teenage girls bedroom wall and was a win for the brand and women.
6. Tragic: Sisqo’s Denim no-no
Here’s r’n’b singer Sisqo at the 2000 MTV VMA’s and that award he’s holding is certainly not for any services to the fashion industry. What’s worse than a double denim disaster? A patchwork double denim disaster. Son, pull your pants up, put a shirt on and take your shades off, we’re not by the pool.
7. Magic: Rihanna’s Urban Denim Chic
Let us count the phucks Rihanna gives about what you think of her fashion choices: that’d be zero. RiRi and her polarising sartorial choices is pure poetry in particular this urban double denim chic number from her back in 2013. She’s just casually shopping in a Chambray shirt, Acne distressed skirt and Celine pumps. We die eternally.
8. Tragic: Lorde have mercy on this outfit
What an internal conflict. We love her music so much but this baggy denim airport situation from teen singing sensation, Lorde, was really hard to stomach. We know she likes to march to the beat of her own drum and we’re really into that, but this dark denim two-piece is beyond unflattering and we wish she’d just called us first.
9. Magic: Gigi our modern day denim muse
Hundreds of years from now Gigi Hadid’s legacy will be that she wore the hell out of her jeans. She’s our modern day denim muse…heck she’s just our muse full stop and it’s no different here where she shows us that yeah a Diesel varsity jacket in denim works 100% of the time every time.