Ali MacGraw’s Printed Ossie Clark Dress and White Boots

Vintage inspiration for the ideal spring outfit.

Ali MacGraw in 1969.

Photo: Harry Dempster/Express/Getty Images

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

There are looks from the past that would do best to remain there, and then there are fashion moments from bygone eras that manage seem completely timeless and relevant, no matter how much time has elapsed since they were worn. One example is an outfit worn by Ali MacGraw back in 1969 comprised of a dress by designer Ossie Clark and knee-high white boots.

The dress itself — long-sleeve, with a V-neck, pleated skirt, abstract pattern and flared sleeves — is both deeply ’60s and yet currently trendy. (It’s not difficult to

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BK Actor Goes From Sleeping in Car to Inspiring NYC’s Public School Kids

Actor Dayo Olatokun had the moment of realization that he needed to teach when he was working as a struggling artist in LA, sleeping in his car. 

His nightly routine was to snuggle up with his comforter in the back seat, put on some R&B, and go to sleep. But one night in 2010, restless, he had a vision of himself in an auditorium, speaking to young people.

“The message was, whenever I go back home to New York, I would encourage the youth to truly pursue their passions early,” he said.

“This way they can avoid a lot of the struggles I was dealing with. You don’t need to be a ‘starving artist’ if you identify your gifts and talents early, and start pursuing them,” he said.

Dayo Olatokun working with Far Rockaway High School. Photo: Supplied

In 2014, back home in Brooklyn’s Far Rockaway, Olatokun founded the non-profit

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Easterseals Fashion Event in person once more

The atrium of the modern architectural, art-accentuated wonder that is the Bank OZK headquarters in west Little Rock was the backdrop of Easterseals Arkansas’ Fashion Event, one of the many 2022 events that returned to in-person status. Event co-chairs were Jessica Schueck and Ashley Merriman.

Guests mingled, enjoying cocktails and heavy passed hors d’oeuvres prior to the evening’s program. Preceding the fashion show was a raffle, a special appeal for donations via bid paddle, and a live auction of an Alwand Vahan bracelet from Jones & Son Fine Jewelry; a closet full of clothes donated by event store sponsors; a villa beach getaway, donated by Pam and Dr. Frank McGehee; and a Dallas Cowboys home game for two, donated by Patrick Schueck.

As always, the show, featuring clothing and accessories from area retailers, elicited cheers worthy of a championship sports game. Models from the community alternated runway time with Easterseals

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