The most iconic denim looks of all time
In the famous Calvin Klein ad, 1980.
In the famous Calvin Klein ad, 1980.
The Call of the Wild trend has gone from animal print to full-out birds of prey lately, as seen on these stars. Pretty fierce, no?
These stars prove that the traditionally feminine fabric can be edgy, too.
There isn't a single beauty trend that's as high drama, sultry, and decidedly timeless as the cat eye. Through the decades, the feminine flick has graced the lash lines of many of the greats, from '50s silver screen siren Sophia Loren to modern crooner Lana Del Rey. As an ode to the winged liner look, we're looking back at the most 20 most iconic iterations on the illustrious women that made them famous. Learn how to paint on perfect black winged eyes here.
Since its inception in 1940, the International Best-Dressed List—revealed in Vanity Fair for the last decade—has lauded the most polished, eclectic, and stylish of dressers. From royalty to politicians, athletes to fashion designers, the poll is comprehensive in the personalities it celebrates. Those appearing multiple times over the years are considered for induction into the Hall of Fame—the List’s highest honor.
Have you ever noticed that denim ads are some of the sexiest? And most memorable? We can’t tell you how many of the people featured on our site, jeanstories.com, swoon as they reminisce about the first time they watched the 1985 Levis’s 501s “Laundrette” TV spot featuring the handsome Nick Kamen—who ended up , ahem, sans jeans. As for print ads, think Guess, Calvin Klein … not only sexy, but envelope-pushing and groundbreaking. If concerned mothers of America are writing angry letters to their local newspapers about the boob-baring models of your campaign, you, as a jeans brand, know you’ve done something right.
The American shopping channel will soon welcome a new brand created by British singer and fashion icon Kelly Osbourne.
Kate Middleton likes outlet malls too.
To say Cara Delevingne is trending is an understatement: Her brows are a hot Google search term, she has around 2.8 million (and growing) Instagram followers, and it’s a challenge to find a Pinterest board without her on it. She’s the girl everyone wants to look like (and be BFF with, too). Check out her best beauty moments—and pin away.
Like red lipstick, cat eyes owe their timeless appeal to their spectacular, style-defining range that can, depending on application, telegraph Old Hollywood glamour, graphic minimalism, or counter-culture punk—what else do Siouxsie Sioux and Brigitte Bardot have in common? It’s impossible to think of Marilyn Monroe without those heavy-lidded bedroom eyes or Amy Winehouse sans her subversive, exaggerated swipe. A mere sweep of eye pencil transformed Anna Karina from a fresh-faced teenager into a French New Wave style icon, and Sophia Loren’s wide-eyed gaze has been forever etched into our collective memory with a frame of perfectly delineated black powder liner. Today, Alexa Chung gives the look a modern ease with a signature liquid swoosh that feels right whether she’s heading to brunch, the airport, or the red carpet. Here’s a look at the best feline eyes of all time. We feel certain that Choupette would approve.
Sorry, Kate Upton. You may be having a moment now, but the lovely supermodels of the '90s (and '80s) have been going strong for decades, and their careers and stunning looks are showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, we think they've only gotten sexier throughout the years.
There’s just something about those supermodels. Whether they’re headed to or from the runway or exiting the airport or Studio 54, models always seem to manage to perfectly nail that covetable “I just threw this together and yes, I do look great in everything” insouciance. Plus, they do have access to the best of the best. . . . Let’s just say that “the Model Off Duty look” became a “thing” for a reason. Maybe it’s the dog days of summer, maybe it’s some planetary shift, maybe it’s our own wardrobe-related fatigue, but something out there has got us seriously hankering for supermodel style. Here we’ve gathered our favorites, from seventies stunners like Jerry Hall and Patti Hansen to the knockouts from the nineties (Stephanie Seymour during the Axl Rose era, anyone?), and modern style stars like Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, and Joan Smalls. Take some inspiration from the leggy sirens of street style as you glide into August. Our favorites below.
They look like twins!