October 17, 2011

Fashion Muse: Love Story, 1970

Set on the Harvard campus in the 1960s, Erich Segal's Love Story is gripping and sweet and heartbreaking. I read it when I was a teenager and found it super reassuring that the feisty bookworm got the handsome law student to fall in love with her. Afterwards I rented the 1970 movie, which starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. I wasn't a fan of O'Neal in the movie because, let's face it, he's way too dopey to play Oliver well, but MacGraw was Jennifer Cavalleri. Almost more perfect than her acting was her preppy wardrobe. Now when the weather starts to get colder, I invariably think of Ali MacGraw and her pin-straight black hair, bundled up in a rugby scarf. She is my wintry weather fashion muse.

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