Week of January 24 – Jim Morrison’s Look



“In November the Doors came to New York for the firt time and they played at Ondine. When we walked in, Gerard took one look at Jim Morrison in leather pants just like his and he flipped. “He stole my look!” he screamed, outraged. It was true enough- Jim had, I guess, picked it up from seeing Gerard at the Trip.” – Andy Warhol (POPism: The Warhol Sixties)

There has been plenty of debate as to who made leather pants a trend. Was it Gerard Malanga? Jim Morrison? Elvis? No matter who wore it first, Morrison ultimately made leather pants iconic. (Sorry Gerard.)


Photo: Jim Morrison (Photographer unknown, year unknown)

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I Love Warhol

I Love Warhol