Fashion & Beauty

A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends

This style bible is a chic and sexy look at the myriad possibilities of blue jeans, the classic and ever-evolving fashion essential. Blue jeans are an iconic part of American culture. And, like the American dream, denim is constantly reinventing itself. A Denim Story showcases timeless images of blue jean style. Featuring such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Patti Smith, Jane Birkin, and Kate Moss, as well as dreamy inspiration boards from the authors' own work, this volume is full of ideas and inspirations. A pair of jeans always makes a statement, whether they are tight and purposeful or loose and frayed. Blue jeans can embody dreamy, girlish innocence or the best of boyishness, as when worn two sizes too big, low on the hips, and rolled up at the ankle. A Denim Story takes us on a journey through the most stylish looks of Americana culture, from the cutoffs and rolled-up cuffs of carefree summertime days to the simple ruggedness of overalls in the countryside, and from the rebelliously ripped jeans of rock 'n' roll to that beloved pair of faded and patched blue jeans we will never throw away. Denim is the material of independence and self-expression, timelessly cool, boasting an authenticity and function that transcend trends and is always sexy. Exquisitely curated by Current, Elliott, and Walsh, A Denim Story is a visual love song to blue jeans, sure to seduce everyone who picks it up.

About The Author

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have been styling together for more than a decade and are known for the popular denim brand Current/Elliott. Hilary Walsh is a fashion and portrait photographer who has been featured in many advertisements and publications such as Vogue, Interview, and Elle.

  • Publish Date: March 18, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 10
  • Pages: 160
  • US Price: $32.50
  • CDN Price: $32.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4234-6


" of the most beautiful fashion and decorating books of spring...A Denim Story is a paean to everyone's favorite wardrobe takes readers on a sartorial journey though classic styles..." ~Boston Proper/Style Edit

“…the tome is an image-heavy tribute to denim using their favorite archival photos as well as original photography by Walsh.” –Los Angeles Times

"A Denim Story categorizes and classifies denim, from overalls to American Summer styles, workwear shapes to the most loved, lived-in pairs."

"...Showcasing iconic looks from cool classics to reinventions, this is a love letter to to an ever-evolving fashion essential. Jeans will never die." -Marie Claire

"...a love-letter to denim" -People Magazine

"Chronicles the wardrobe staple in all its many forms" -C: California Style Magazine

"...a tabletop book saluting...people who wear the iconic American fabric." -Express