By the 1980’s, blue jeans had become a commonly worn garment. So it seems inevitable that the next step in the evolution of the blue jean was the adaptation of this once work pant as a high fashion piece. The luxury jean came into full fruition in the 1980’s. Designers that offered these high-end jeans included Calvin Klein, Versace and Gucci.
Popular culture and counter-culture still held sway over blue jean trends. The punk music subculture inspired skinny jeans and the mottled snow wash look on denim.