Elle started publishing in the U.S. in 1985, and I only found one of its April covers from that decade, and — yes — it is this first one. And it is AMAZING. It should have been the cover of a teen romantic paperback, about a girl who people think is a nerd because she wear so many rain hats, but the older brother of the most popular girl sees her genius and she ends up going to Prom on the back of his motorcycle (they are fine, because this isn’t Sweet Valley). It needs a hacky title. Like… Dressed For Love. Yes.

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