It’s the character that brought androgynous clothes for women to the big screen and made a man’s suit a mainstream look. Annie Hall is a film character whose revolutionary look remains as inspirational today as it was back then. Rebecca Martin found out why.

Diane Keaton in Woody Allen’s 1977 film Annie Hall plays one of those characters whose look has been etched into our collective memory, like Chaplin’s bowler hat and stick or Audrey Hepburn’s pearls and LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Costume designer Ruth Morley created baggy, androgynous clothes for Diane’s character. Roomy chinos, brogues and knitted tank tops dominate Annie’s wardrobe with even the odd tie and men’s shirt, giving more than a nod to Twenties masculine garconne style.

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5 Responses

  1. Tara

    I love Diane Keaton – she has such a unique look!

    My vote for an incredible character and mind-blowing dresses would be Viven Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara… What do you think?

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  2. Tara

    Oh and I just thought – this might not be the coolest thing in the world – but I LOVE Mary Poppins’ outfits! Is it just me, am I weird? She has the loveliest dresses, shoes, and hats!

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