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From Galas to Grocery Runs, How Celebrities are Styling Denim

Celebrities did not relinquish their jeans this spring, even when it was time to hit the red carpet.

At the Cannes Film Festival, where female attendees are controversially asked to wear high heels on the red carpet, actress Marion Cotillard broke the traditional dress code with a casual look that combined diamonds with drawstring shorts and a floor-sweeping Balmain denim kimono. The oversized kimono featured a dragon laser print on the bag and exaggerated distressing and frays.

Denim made an appearance on the pink carpet at The Met Gala, where model Paloma Elsesser wore a peplum denim frock by the Brock Collection. Channeling the all-American look coined by Ralph Lauren, actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger wore jeans, a tuxedo jacket and cowboy boots and hat to the same event.

Jeans were also a popular companion to statement outerwear this spring. In Cannes, Ashlee Simpson donned an enormous black and white checked coat with cuffed jeans and bow-adorned stilettos. Actress Elizabeth Banks took a more wearable approach to the checked coat and jeans combo in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Chloe Sevigny payed homage to her city in Gucci’s New York Yankee coat, pairing the topper with flare jeans and Maison Margiela white leather split toe boots.

Celebrities embraced new denim silhouettes. Sophie Turner and Olivia Culpo both balanced high-waisted pleated jeans with crop tops. Gigi Hadid stepped out in wide-leg utility jeans by Off-White. Bella Hadid wore voluminous tie-dye denim joggers with cargo pockets and Ellie Goulding wore cargo denim trousers.

Gwen Stefani, Hailey Bieber and Meghan Trainor were among the roster of celeb that opted for relaxed fit jeans. And skinny jeans were worn in fresh new ways. Actress Yara Shahidi wore skinny jeans under a sequin-embellished dress to a film premiere.

And men stepped out in jeans with more finishing. Jaden Smith sported rip jeans repaired with swatches of T-shirts, while actor Anthony Anderson paired distressed jeans with a collegiate cardigan.