Stars from Gwyneth Paltrow to Mandy Moore say their favorite denim comes from Earl Jeans

By Megan Quitkin
Updated October 27, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is a formidable task, but when you’re tall and skinny (oh, cry me a river!) like Hollywood’s leading ladies, it can be particularly difficult. But Earl Jean is making a mark catering to the long and lean. ”They’re super-flattering,” says company spokesperson Carmen DeForest. ”Especially for slim people with mile-long legs.” Earl devotees include Gwyneth Paltrow, who wears them to premieres; Sarah Michelle Gellar, who slays in ’em; and Angie Harmon, who sported a pair at the recent fashion shows. Other fans, says DeForest, include Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Calista Flockhart, Gisele Bundchen, and the Friends girls. The jeans may cost a bundle ($100-140 for denim), but Mandy Moore gets the obsession. ”Other jeans never fit in the waist and length, but Earl are perfect. I can’t live without them!”