According to historian Beverly Gordon, rebellious “counterculture youth,” who valued individualism, found a creative outlet in “glorifying their jeans.” Through patchwork appliqué and beading, hippies turned their denim “into visible, vocal personal statements.” Hand embroidery on the inside waistband reveals that these jeans were “lovingly created by Linda Sampson for Jay Good.”


  • Title: Detail of man's jeans
  • Creator: Linda Simpson
  • Fashion House: Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Date Created: c. 1969
  • Location Created: USA
  • Type: Pants
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Multicolor denim, embroidery, leather, vinyl, rhinestones, and cord
  • Credit: Gift of Jay Good

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