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The timeless style of Ali MacGraw - yesterday and today
The film that made her famous, the iconic looks and the style secretsIf there is one thing that characterizes Ali MacGraw's style, besides her raven hair with parting in the middle, it is her timeless charm . Which allowed the American actress to immediately become a fashion icon and to continue being one for life. Today like yesterday, a source of inspiration for those who love dresses with a boho-chic charm and a 70s mood . With the peculiar touch of a truly skillful use of accessories.
Success with Love Story
Ali MacGraw became world famous thanks to her poignant portrayal of Jennifer Cavalleri in the 1970 film Love Story. A strong-willed Italian-American student who falls in love with a boy from a good family (played by Ryan O'Neal), in the Harvard university scenario. It is the beginning of a great love story. And of suffering, following the discovery of her illness. But it wasn't just a well-written plot that reached the hearts of the general public. Jennifer's wardrobe is also one of the most iconic in the world of cinema. In perfect preppy style. A look made of vests and pleated skirts, maxi scarves and knitted caps, turtlenecks, A-line dresses and flared trousers . Traits that will become representative of the actress's way of dressing even in real life, mixed with her own bohemian taste.
The Boho Chic Style
There have been occasions when she has succumbed to the allure of classic evening dresses or rigorous men's suits . But the favorite style of Ali MacGraw and that most struck the collective imagination is the boho chic one . Made of fluid dresses in velvet or with ethnic-inspired prints , kaftans , cardigans , flared trousers and high boots . His real ace in the hole, however, is the ability to play strategically with accessories that can tell a story or strongly capture attention. Large flowers pinned in her hair, crochet hats , exotic jewelry , large earrings . And still scarves tied around the neck or around the head and imaginative belts . Nothing is left to chance in every look. While maintaining that relaxed and casual air.
The Legendary Clothes
Some of the dresses chosen for Ali MacGraw 's gala evenings have become very famous. Like the long dress with a feather bolero worn at the film premiere of The Godfather in New York in 1972, in the company of her then husband Robert Evans . Or the sequin sheath dress worn at a gala evening in 1974, complete with a maxi flower pinned in her hair. Even cooler to watch on Ali next to her second husband, actor Steve McQueen . But it's not hard to understand MacGraw's familiarity with fashion. In addition to having worked as a model , in the 60s she was also an assistant to the legendary oneDiana Vreeland in Harper's Bazaar . And he went on, afterwards, both to pose for Vogue and to assist fashion photographers.
Elegant At Any AgeIn recent years, the great passion for yoga and the commitment to humanitarian and animal welfare causes have emphasized even more the boho side of Ali MacGraw. Which continues to carry on its style with consistency and peculiarity. Even when it grants forays into different territories. Like at the 2002 post-Oscar Vanity Fair party, when she showed off a fabulous ensemble with a white shirt and black maxi skirt. Or at the Chanel Cruise 2020 collection show , with the classic little black jacket in tweed and contrasting trousers.