I have European friends who hated me wearing jeans, they said jeans are not women’s wear and jeans is known in Europe as a poor man’s workwear , a clothing of the working class. They teased me saying I have way too much class going to wear jeans they said. I should wear skirts, dresses or if I want to wear pants wear troussers. Haha!
Well, I don’t blame them according to the museum curator of the Lee 125 Years Archive Museum mobile version now at the Glorietta Mall Activity Center, jeans/denims were actually made more than a century ago as a safety clothes/safety wear for laborers or those working in factories, mining industry, construction and the like.
And as we all know women centuries ago don’t wear pants. Until the turn of the decade where women start to rebel and decided to wear trousers.
In the Lee Archive Museum was the first overalls for women’s.
They also displayed the first rider jeans and the first women’s jeans made in 1949 with the better version created in 1951!
I wish I had more time to explore but since I was there at the opening and the museum curator had to tend to other guests, I just went arpund on my own to look but not really know much of the full story the way the curator told it was really fascinating. I enjoyed it a lot.
You can also see the painted denims just a few years ago.
Aside from the museum, the day 1 event of the opening had a fashion show of Lee’s lateat collection for 2014
Aside from the amazing throwback to the denims history amd a flash forward to the present jeans design. We were given the chance to make our own vintage denim designs at the Lee 125 event!
I will post about that on another post though!
Meanwhile head on to Glkrietta now so you can personally see the museum and learn to love jeans/denims more.
Stay gorgeous everyone!