Did you know you can trace America’s cultural evolution through denim? We are Anna Lee Strachan and Michael Bicks, directors of American Experience’s “Riveted: The History of Jeans” and denim expert James Sullivan. Ask us anything about the pants ...
Hi everyone, James, Anna Lee, and Michael have to take off, but thank you all for your awesome questions! If you want to learn more about denim, you can stream our film Riveted: The History of Jeans for free right now on our website.
At any given moment, half the people on the planet are wearing them. They have become a staple of clothing the world over, worn as often by farmers and artists as presidents and supermodels. They’re in your closet right now. We’re talking, of course, about jeans.
Denim is the quintessential American fabric. But jeans are more than just a comfortable and durable pair of pants. From their roots in slavery to their connection to the Wild West, youth culture, the civil rights movement, rock and roll, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop, jeans are a mirror that reflects the evolution of American culture.
Anna Lee Strachan and Michael Bicks, co-directors of American Experience’s new documentary, “Riveted: The History of Jeans”, and James Sullivan, author of “Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon”, are here to answer your questions about the pants that took over the nation (and maybe even the world)!
Ask them anything about jeans!
Stream Riveted: The History of Jeans now on our website.
We'll start answering questions at 12pm EST so keep them coming!