Michelle Williams’s Unusual Accessory

Michelle Williams hit the Independent Spirit Awards armed with a quirky accessory this afternoon. Michelle carried an Olympia Le-Tan clutch, a book-shaped purse donning the cover art of J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye." Williams has previously carried clutches by Le-Tan to other events, picking one that paid tribute to Arthur Miller's "The Misfits" for this year's BAFTAs. The nod to "The Misfits" was a subtle allusion to her "My Week with Marilyn" character, who is married to the author in the film.

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The reasons for choosing Salinger's novel are not quite as obvious, but the bag complemented the actress's unusual attire at today's awards. Going along with the literary vibe, Williams wore a chic Louis Vuitton sport suit, which looked to be schoolboy-inspired. Perhaps not inspired by the classroom, however, were the peep-toe heels that finished off the ensemble. When asked what made her choose her look, Michelle wasn't quite sure herself. "You see something and like it, and it is hard to explain why until time passes."

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Megan Riley Lopez is a pop-culture writer who has covered events ranging from the Grammys to the Golden Globes. She has previously contributed to In Style magazine, and now writes for the Yahoo! Movies, omg! and Music. Her online writing has been featured internationally.