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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The style of pants originated in the 1950s, with popular stars such as Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Zorro and Gene Autry, Marilyn Monroe, and Sandra Dee wearing their pants very slim to the ankle. Tapered jeans became most notable with country music stars and with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s, when Elvis Presley donned slim-fitting jeans and shocked the country. Drainpipe jeans and rock 'n' roll were inextricably linked to create the bad boy image that remains today. In the early 1960s they were worn by numerous rock bands, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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