Year Founded: 2001
Location: France
Notable Styles: 17 cm, 19cm, 21cm

Of course Dior is known for its high-end designs and runway shows, but it is also a haven for some of the best designer denim. Each style is given a number in centimeters, a designating reference to the size of the leg opening on the jeans. Hedi Slimane, once the brand's creative director, was the genesis behind the 19 cm and 21 cm styles—putting his slimmed aesthetic (and Dior denim) on the denimhead's must have list. Kanye West has been an outspoken fanatic of the 17 and 19 cm styles, something that would ultimately be reinterpreted in his collaboration with fellow French designer denim label A.P.C.