21 Times Celebrities Took Ripped Denim Too Far

Justin Bieber, repeat offender.

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While jeans with transparent-panel knees are definitely awful, the line for ripped denim is a bit less clearly (HAHA) defined. Ahead, we test the limits of destroyed jeans with 21 photos of celebrities wearing them.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Not *so* terrible but in no way plausible in any universe of denim mechanics. (Unless, I guess, you were being drawn and quartered face-down but didn't die.) 

2 of 21

Okay, this gets a pass, but like, they go so far up.

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Jessie J

The perfect opportunity to use this video.

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Kim Kardashian


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Rita Ora

Edward Scissorfeet trying to put pants on.

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Gigi Hadid

So haphazard. (The trousers, not the Jonas.) 

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Hailey Baldwin

Good lighting, though. 

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Gigi Hadid

When you trip and fall on your...thigh. 

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Justin Bieber

How much do you want to wager he paid for these? 

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Justin Bieber

Maybe it's meant to create an illusion of swole-ness, like the Hulk breaking out of his jeans. 

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Justin Bieber

Acid wash too, shudder.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Definitely on purpose. 

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Kanye West

The thigh ones just don't really make sense. 

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Kendall Jenner

Yeah, okay.

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Actually believable. 

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Sofia Richie

When it comes to ripped denim in 2017, it's best to suspend reality. 

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Justin Bieber


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You can have this one. 

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Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony

Head in hands. 

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