Vintage Inspirations: Annie Hall It’s been 43 years since Diane Keaton played more or less herself in Annie Hall, winning an Oscar for her performance and launching a sartorial trend that resonates right down to today’s runways, street styles, and fashion shoots. Ruth Morley is credited for the costumes in Annie Hall, and she dressed the cast for their quirky-preppy-intellectual Manhattanite roles in Ralph Lauren. But the naive Annie, recently arrived from Chippewa Falls, was costumed by Diane herself. Morley has acknowledged that she initially objected to the clothes Keaton wore, but Woody Allen said, “She’s a genius…Let her wear what she wants.” Keaton herself deflects her iconic status, calling her look a combined effort. She credits Lauren’s sensibilities (he contributed the patterned tie, black vest, tuxedo, and other pieces in her wardrobe for the movie), Morley, who purchased with and for her including trips to thrift shops and men’s stores, and Allen, for giving her carte blanche. You must know Annie Hall’s style, but if you don’t, google “Annie Hall style”—there are 58,500,000 hits. Dissecting the Annie Hall look, one has to start with the outfit—you know the one—consisting of baggy taupe trousers, a white button down shirt, a man’s tie, black waistcoat and oversized hat, with a large natural woven bag casually slung over one shoulder. Other components to consider: Big rounded glasses, men’s hats (boleros, bowlers), man-tailored suits, plaid shirts, long scarves (including men’s fringed rayon scarves and cravats), tuxedos, calf-grazing skirts and dresses, natural cottons and wool tweeds, khakis, jeans, army surplus pants, brogues, cowboy boots and layers, layers, layers. Now 74, Diane Keaton is still a style influencer. Her Instagram account, in which she often displays what she’s wearing, has 1.6 million followers. In suits and big hats, her Annie look is still with her, and there are still many tributes to Annie Hall on runways. For spring this year, there are suits and vests, baggy trousers, cotton midi dresses, cowboy boots, neckties, big bags and hats… Seems like old times.