When Denim Was Marilyn’s Best Friend

Marilyn’s bejeaned role as saloon singer turned pioneer woman Kay Weston in River Of No Return (1954) is listed among 40 Iconic Denim Moments in Movie History over at Harper’s Bazaar – although Clash By Night (1952) and The Misfits (1961) surely deserve honourable mention. She looked “rustic and stylish,” Charlotte Chilton writes, in “dark high-waisted jeans, a white cotton shirt, and a wide, brown belt.” Other screen queens noted for their denim style include Grace Kelly (in Rear Window), Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Brigitte Bardot (La Verité.)