Joan Collins says wearing jeans and T-shirts is 'tragic'

Dame Joan Collins is not a fan of jeans and T-shirts. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dame Joan Collins is not a fan of jeans and T-shirts. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Joan Collins has been spotted in sequins, feathers, and, at one time, an excessive amount of shoulder pads, but you will likely never see the “Dynasty” star in one of your closet's most frequented staples again.

Collins, the face of Valentino's Christmas campaign, which was released on Tuesday, had a lot to say about current fashion trends in an interview with Vogue. Despite thriving in a time that is becoming more welcoming to '80s-style ensembles for special events, the 86-year-old actress is less than impressed with casual wear that is so often seen in day-to-day modern life.

“I really hope that people will spend more money on clothes, because nobody dresses up anymore," Collins told Vogue. "If you do, then people stare at you, or make cutting remarks… Well, maybe not cutting, but they’ll say something like, ‘Oh, look at you! You're all dressed up.’ I find that very sad, because it will be the end of women buying elegant clothes in stores. Everybody’s going to end up in jeans and T-shirts, which I think is tragic.”

The actress doubled-down on her hatred of jeans in the interview, despite launching her own Joan Collins Jeans line in 1981.

“I hate jeans. I hate them. They’re so unflattering. And I hate jeans with holes in the knees, or holes anywhere," Collins said.

Of course, the soap opera star has never been shy about her opinions on denim in the past, either. In 2010, Collins took a stand against jeans, when speaking to the Daily Mail, after learning the Ritz Hotel would allow people in for breakfast while wearing the wardrobe staple.

"I haven't liked jeans for years — probably because their ubiquity has become terribly boring," Collins said. "Do people really want to conform to looking just like everyone else?"

She added, "Jeans have never been sophisticated.”

In 2012, Collins went even further, suggesting that women over 40 should forego wearing jeans altogether.

"I like to be comfortable, but I want to be elegant, too," Collins told Vogue. “I don't really fit in with the LA lifestyle, because everyone's in T-shirts and jeans, and I don't like that look."

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