Great Pop Culture Moments in Roller-Skating Style

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When you think “roller-skating style,” images of Xanadu and Roller Girl likely skate through your head. And they’re prime examples of pop-cultural fashion plates on eight wheels. But oh! There are so many more. With help from Old Navy, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest roller-skating style moments in pop culture. It’s all in honor of their Denim Moves Roller Disco, happening at the historic Moonlight Rollerway in LA on August 21. RSVP now to attend! And if you’re not in LA, don’t worry: you can still score Old Navy sculpt denim at 25% off with code DENIMMOVES (valid from 8/11-9/1). Now, on to the stylish skaters…

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Xanadu
Olivia Newton John’s knee-high skate boots may be the most memorable touch point for classic ’80s roller style, but remember: Xanadu didn’t exist in a vacuum. It was one of many “skatesploitation” films to come out in the late ’70s and early ’80s (see also Roller Boogie, Rollerball, and Skatetown USA for more retro fashion inspiration).