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Sock It To Us

“No one in America is more responsible for setting styles at sporty summer resorts than the Eastern College girl,” proclaimed the “Girls’ New Fads” cover feature for the June 26, 1939, issue of Life magazine.

“My involvement in this journalistic endeavor was to wear my plaid-laced ‘shag’ socks,” remembers Jacqui Quadow Russler ’42. “Alas, the shoot conflicted with an exam, so my socks were commandeered by another coed.”

Although it took Russler, who passed away in December, nearly 77 years to track down a copy of the feature—“the whole thing slipped my mind”—she was delighted to see her fashion statement immortalized.