Welcome to the first post kicking off Ivy Style’s yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the year 1967, which brought about the fall of the heyday of the Ivy League Look. Pictured is Dustin Hoffman in what is presumably a publicity shot for “The Graduate.”
Released in 1967 near Christmas and partially set at Berkeley, epicenter of the Free Speech Movement, the film juxtaposes Hoffman’s character with his romantic rival: a handsome, pipe-smoking fraternity jock who represents all the old traditions.
Five years later, that guy may have gone on to grow a mustache and wear turtlenecks under sportcoats, but Hoffman’s character gives off the sense that he would quickly be jumping the Ivy ship and swimming to a hippie commune, with or without Elaine. — CC