Vests. Slouchy pants. Hats, maxi skirts and florals. There’s no doubt about it: Annie Hall is in fashion-town again, thanks much to the boyish style of current model and it-girl Irina Lazareau, and thanks a little, too, to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s recent feting of Ralph Lauren, who designed the clothes worn so famously by Diane Keaton in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner.Annie Hall
style is a great one for thrifters – raid the men’s department at any of your better Goodwills for flat-front khakis, skinny ties and oversize tweed coats and blazers. But to master this particular look, the accessories are key: Watching the film again, costume designer Ruth Morley’s genius is most apparent in the details of Keaton’s outfits – note, for example, the South American woven bag that Annie uses to stow her tennis racket, and especially, those iconic sunglasses, cues for which Woody Allen actually wrote into the script. Small, tortoiseshell and rounded, and made by Colors in Optics, Annie Halls are Most Likely to Succeed the Ray-Ban as the next hot specs. Colors in Optics is banking on that assumption, in fact, re-launching several ‘70s-era frame styles for fall… And if you’re really an Annie fanatic, don’t forget the all-black Erno Laszlo soap: Not only is that soap the thing Alvy Singer finds himself carrying around New York long after Annie’s gone, but it’s also a good reminder that the best accessory to Annie’s boho-prep look was young Diane Keaton’s dewy, make-up free skin.