Daisy Dukes (n. pl.): Brief, tight-fitting denim shorts for women, typically made from a pair of cutoff jeans.
So named for Daisy Duke, singular, one of the titular characters from 1980s television program The Dukes of Hazzard. The garment has been a fixture in women's fashion since — and before, as well; their provenance actually dates back to the 1950s.
Now, a photographer named Kava Gorna has taken it upon herself to document no fewer than 100 pairs of Daisy Dukes (technically, Daisy Dukes and vintage jeans, their natural forebear) in a new book called 100 Cheeks, which we think would make a fine addition to a coffee table near you.
The tome takes readers on a sociohistorical journey from the Daisy Dukes' humble beginnings as pairs of full-length denim pants ...
... to their truncated hey day.
I mean, honestly, guys, look at this artful distressing:
Says Thessaly La Force, who contributed to the book:
"This is a book about [Daisy Dukes]. Beautiful [Daisy Dukes]. [Daisy Dukes] large and small, but all of them are, as Kava and I took to saying with a little giggle as we looked through the proofs, epic [Daisy Dukes]."*
*Parentheticals our own and potentially a product of creative license