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35 denim style icons

"I wish I had invented blue jeans", said Yves Saint Laurent, and with good reason. The humble denim jean has gone from workman's overalls to a fashion icon - but who helped make it a wardrobe staple? We count down the most iconic denim style icons and moments in denim's fashion history, from Marilyn Monroe in boyfriend jeans to quirkier fashion choices (Britney and Justin, anyone?).

Vote for your favourite in the gallery below, and tweet us @StylistMagazine if we've missed your icon off our list...



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