Believe it or not, it’s been 30 years — an entire generation — since GUESS’ original, three-zip Marilyn jean put their mark on fashion forever. To celebrate, the brand is going back to its roots with a new campaign featuring the star of its classic ads, Claudia Schiffer, and releasing a limited-edition line of updates on their iconic pieces. To join in the festivities, we snapped 30 of our favorite fashionable friends wearing the vintage-inspired 30th anniversary collection and asked them what GUESS means to them. Thirty women, 30 days, 30 sexy years of GUESS.
Name: Chelsea Leyland
Ten-second bio: "I moved to NYC from London at 19 to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. I always had a passion for music (I went to an arts school in England), so after acting in a few indie films, I learned to DJ and shortly got hired for some amazing events. The first fashion event I DJed was for The Last Magazine. I’ve also DJed for Valentino, Burberry, Vogue, Fendi, and Missoni, but my career highlight was opening for Duran Duran."
Favorite ‘80s memory: "Ummmm, VHS? I wasn’t really around in the ‘80s — I was two!"
Favorite GUESS memory: "Eeeek! Again, I was wearing diapers."
Favorite returning ‘80s fashion trend: "Scrunchies!"
Photographed by Michael Flores