Diane Keaton crafted her iconic Annie Hall look after being introduced to unique fashion choices on the set of The Godfather.
The actress, who filmed Francis Ford Coppola’s classic movie in the early 1970s, has now recalled in an interview for the August 2019 issue of InStyle magazine how she discovered a gender-bending sense of style during the shoot.
“The truth is, it was on The Godfather. Dean Tavoularis was the production designer, and he was with this beautiful French girl,” she told the publication of what really led to her the highly sought-after costume. “She had on a hat that was like something you’d see Cary Grant or one of those guys wear. It made me think, ‘Buy hats.’ I thought, ‘God, that would be good. I could do that.’ Which is the story of my life. ‘I could copy this. I could copy that.'”
These days, the star finds it hard to select new clothing without going the traditional route of in-store browsing, admitting she finds online shopping far less appealing.
“My daughter, Dexter, is an online shopper. I think she’s crazy,” she shared. “Part of the great joy is just being in the stores. It’s sad what’s happening to them. They’re just closing, and people are doing exactly what you’re telling me (buying online). It’s like, ‘Stop! How can you do that? You don’t know what it’s going to look like on you!'”
The 73-year-old is also a devotee of several high-end shops that carry “unusual” designers.
“I like Egg in London. Comme des Garcons. Noodle Stories in L.A. Dover Street Market,” she listed. “They carry all these unusual designers doing all kinds of things. I like Thom Browne, and I still love Ralph Lauren suits. They’re so well structured. And (Maison) Margiela.”
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