Flaunting that red-lined triangle stamp on your toosh in the '80s and '90s was the pant equivalent of racing down Sunset in a cherry-red Kelly Taylor-style Beemer! And, unless you want eight paragraphs, don't even get us started on all of those iconic ad campaigns (sorry, but no one will ever top a scantily clad Claudia Schiffer). The brothers Marciano inaugurated all that buzz in 1981 with a stone-washed, three-zipper trouser they christened the "Marilyn." Bloomingdale's was the first to buy them, and well, the rest is probably the most history-ed of this entire bunch. And today, there's still no question marks surrounding the brand's current trend-churning abilities.
GUESS Brittney Ankle Skinny Leopard-Printed Jacquard Jeans, $138, available at GUESS.
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