Jeans and a white T-shirt. The history of the most versatile combination in fashion
A timeless fashionable combination of jeans and a white t-shirt is a win option in almost any situation. This is perhaps the most democratic ensemble in the entire history of fashion, which unites the first ladies and superstars with ordinary fashionable girls. We have gathered some facts from the world of fashion that explain how this fashion combination has become one of the most popular.
According to history, in the 20s of the 20th century the word "T-Shirt" was introduced into the English dictionary, and in literature it was first used in the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald “Beyond Paradise”.
The first lovers of this fashionable thing were actor Marlon Brando. And at the same time, the American businessman Levi Strauss makes jeans one the world's most popular.
Strauss began to sew trousers from dense cotton fabric of diagonal weaving - twill, or, in other words, denim. However, the word "jeans" was written by Levi's on the packaging only in 1960, before that they were called overalls. By the end of the 19th century, overalls became the most popular men's work clothes. In 1891 James Dean and Marlon Brando erected jeans in a cult.
The first female jeans models appeared only after 1935. At first, only one model was created, which was modified then several times depending on the needs.
Already in the 80s there was a new boom - straight jeans with a free cut with a high waist and new color schemes: they were worn by Madonna, Brooke Shields, Debbie Harry and even Princess Diana.
In the 1970s, stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Jane Birkin began to very effectively combine white t-shirts with jeans. Let's see some retrospective shots. Many musicians also complemented their image with leather jackets, an abundance of jewelry, boots with massive soles and screaming makeup.
In a while a lot of celebrities, including supermodels, also complemented their image with leather jackets, an abundance of jewelry, boots with massive soles and screaming makeup.
Calvin Klein, who decided to use this “duet” with a white T-shirt and jeans, entered it into the DNA of his brand, where simplicity and unobtrusiveness became a new synonym for genius.
In the 90s, white T-shirts gave up their positions in favor of the dominance of prints and a riot of colors. However, the surging wave of minimalism put everything in its place: and the white T-shirt - again in the leading positions. So, in 1991, Karl Lagerfeld himself put on Chanel jackets for t-shirts and did not lose: the expansion of soft forms, simple silhouettes and white color continues to this day.
The 21st century dictates its own fashion game rules. Much has changed here: attitude to fashion, things, style, design, and, in principle, fashion itself. One thing has remained unchanged - a white T-shirt, which, like a canvas, allows you to create your own - unique - style.