04 November 2010

Being an Icon Means Never Having to Say "I'm Sorry"

A few weeks ago I watched Oprah interview Ali MacGraw.

Ali MacGraw

During the interview Oprah mentioned that "everyone" meaning many of the influential designers working today, (Michael Kors in particular was mentioned) cited MacGraw as an influence and inspiration.

I'll be honest, until that afternoon I hadn't really thought of MacGraw as a style icon.  But the photos that were shown during the episode blew me away.  I was compelled to research her further.

Robert Evans and Ali MacGraw

It didn't take too many photos to convince me.

Ali MacGraw

From prepster to the ultimate boho-chic, MacGraw stopped me dead in my tracks look after look.

It sure doesn't hurt that she is drop dead gorgeous, talented and came across as totally likable when interviewed.  That qualifies her as my newest style icon.

What do you think? Is MacGraw one of your favorites?


Marie said...

Not one of my favorites but she sure does have a great sense of style!:D

***** Marie *****

Kristin said...

I've always loved her. She has/had an effortless style that is to be admired!

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Olivia said...

She can definitely pull off some incredible different looks. I like the scarf (?) on her head in the second pic.

Krystal said...

Interesting! I guess I didn't know who she was! Then again, I thought Anna Wintour was at the show today...I think the jury is still out, I'm ridiculous

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Hahaha Krystal!

Anyway yeah, Ali McGraw is not one of my personal favourites, although I reallllly like the first and fourth looks here! I think I just honestly don't find her very pretty (yeah yeah, I'm a horrible person because she's such a "natural beauty" or whatever). But I can certainly imagine her 70s vibe influencing some of this year's collections!

Thomas said...

She's not much of an actress. Check her out in "Goodbye Columbus", or "Love Story". But she's striking and always looks much younger than her age. These are very old photos of her. I hope she has aged beautifully. I think she's in her late 60's now.

blivbook said...

she's got nice hair! great post

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Josie said...

She's so stunning -- what a great icon!
xo Josie

Rose said...

Yes! I adore Ali...no matter what, she looks so timelessly chic, put together, glamourous, and COMFORTABLE. *sigh* So hey, I just stumbled accross your blog via the 30 for 30 Challenge, and I love it! Great work!