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Denim Reads: Hailey Bieber Mimics Princess Diana’s Denim Look; The Significance of Mom Jeans

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From a sartorial homage to a trendsetting royal and the social significance of mom jeans, to a group of denim heads keeping traditional dyeing techniques alive in Japan, our favorite denim reads this week shine a spotlight on denim’s dynamic influence across the world.

Wow, Twitter Is Really Loving Hailey [Bieber]’s Princess Diana–Inspired Photo Shoot

The off-duty style of the late Princess Diana has helped inspire the rebirth of several ’90s fashion trends like bike shorts and chunky sneakers, and an editorial in the September issue of Vogue. The magazine tapped model and influencer Hailey Bieber to recreate some Princess Di’s iconic casual looks including the time she famously paired mom jeans with cowboy boots, a sweatshirt, blazer and cap. Cosmopolitan takes a look at how social media is reacting to the homage. Click here to read the full article.

Toward a Universal Theory of ‘Mom Jeans’

Another day, another editorial that examines the popularity of the mom jean. In this feature, The Atlantic takes a look at how the jean helped extinguish stereotypes about motherhood fashion and became a symbol of comfort and freedom for women during the #MeToo movement. Click here to read the full article.

How You Can Buy Heath Ledger’s Iconic ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Jeans

A pair of Levi’s jeans and a pair of gloves worn by late actor Heath Ledger in the Academy Award-winning 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain” is going up for auction. The New York Post takes a look at their estimated value and significance. Click here to read the full article.

The History of Ai Zome, Hand Dyeing with Natural Japanese Indigo

Heddels’ deep dive on Ai Zome, a hand-dyeing method using Japanese indigo, takes a look at how a small group of the craftsmen in Tokushima, Japan is keeping the tradition alive. Click here to read the full article.