Daily Archives: July 2, 2012
Teen Spirit Wears Shorts
THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF SHORTS
1932 Alice Marble serves up the world’s first ladies’ tennis shorts.
1935 Pinup queen Betty Grable makes shorts seem vampy, even while cycling.
1954 Audrey Hepburn lends respect-ability to the style.
1974 Bjorn Borg’s tighty-whities inspire the first tennis groupies.
1976 Martha Stewart makes a risque style decision with her denim onesie.
1988 Richard Simmons’s super-short style is enough to have him benched.
1989 Demi Moore deserved no awards the year she wore these to the Oscars.
1991 Axl Rose proves there’s a way to desecrate Old Glory without burning it.
2001 Rappers like Big Boi of Outkast bring shorts to new lows.
2008 Kate Moss takes the passe denim cutoff and makes it chic.
2009 Dolce & Gabbana was just one of the many labels showing shorts this spring.VIEW SOURCE & READ ARTICLE:THE STRANGE HISTORY OF SHORTS (SOURCE: magazine.wsj.com)
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