“Team denim with a delicate, feminine top and ladylike pumps.”
“The perfect luxe bag for the weekend.”
“Distressed jeans equal off-duty chic for SS13.”
Yves Saint Laurent wished he’d invented them (“They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes”), while Diana Vreeland called them “the most beautiful things since the gondola” – there is no disputing the allure of classic jeans.
In this issue, a celebration of great American style, denim in every new-season guise (skinny, slouchy, printed, colored) takes center stage. Faded, ripped and looking dangerously seductive on cover star, Hollywood actress Jesssica Alba; dressed up and down in our Denim Workshop special (where we show you how to find the best style and fit to flatter), the following pages reveal just why this hard-working piece is the cornerstone of the modern closet.
Also this week, Christa D’Souza gets her head
around double denim, and we catch up with the queen of luxe simplicity, Donna Karan. And, if this issue has inspired you, über trainer Tracy Anderson’s thigh-toning moves will ensure you look your best in your jeans.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF