Our Favorite Leather Icons

Posted by November 3, 2014 - Fashion, Things We L@VE

We are in love with leather. And who isn’t, after all? It’s warm, loaded with grit and it enriches every outfit.
After the leather jacket’s debut in the 1950s thanks to Hollywood movie stars, this material has become iconic (and it still is today).

Here is a brief history of leather through its cult characters from the 50s until today.

Marlon Brando’s Motorcycle Jacket in ‘The Wild One’ (1953)L1

The motorcycle jacket:  status symbol for most youngsters.

Olivia Newton-John’s Skin-Tight Leather Pants in ‘Grease’ (1978)L2

Olvia Newton-John, starring as Sandy, represents the typical good girl gone bad. Did you know? Her skin-tight leather pants had to be sewn on her legs.

 Maverick’s Leather Flight in ‘Top Gun’ (1986)L4

A throwback starring the traditional bomber, Tom Cruise’s aviator glasses also are still a widely used fashion item.

Madonna in the 80s

Madonna’s 80s look is unforgettable, as is this outfit she wore at the American Music Awards in 1985. An idol to say the least.

Grungy Drew Barrymore in ‘Poison Ivy’ (1992)L3

Barrymore is still a fashion inspiration for every 90s lover; this bad girl look is as iconic as her character, Ivy.


Our beloved fashion-related role models rock leather in unique ways. A little less grungy, maybe, but still irresistible.

via Notorious Mag

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