Andy Warhol insisted he wanted to die in his. Yves Saint Laurent’s only regret was that he didn’t invent them. And the late, great Diana Vreeland – ex-Vogue editor and peerless arbiter of taste – insisted that blue jeans were the most beautiful invention since the Venetian gondola.
She’d perhaps be raising a pencilled eyebrow, then, at the images of Brad Pitt over the weekend attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix in a rather shapeless pair. Let’s be honest, Brad Pitt can wear a Teletubby costume and still look fantastic, because he’s Brad Pitt, but it does raise the question of which kinds of denim a man should opt for at different ages.