We love celebrating big fashion moments, and Dianne Keaton's Annie Hall look is undoubtedly one of the best, where the actress introduces us to the concept of fashion borrowed from the boys.
"Move like a real person. Don't overdo the words, and wear whatever you want to wear." These were Woody Allen's guidelines when they started filming Annie Hall. So Keaton decided to wear what "the cool-looking women on the streets of SoHo" wore: men's clothes.
Annie Halls look at the time of her arrival was a big step away from normative gender fashion. In the 1930s, Katharine Hepburn gained notable recognition as the pioneer of the adoption of womens pants, and in 1966, Yves Saint Laurent introduced the renowned "Le Smoking," a tuxedo-style dress for women. But the anti-patriarchal look didn't go mainstream until Keaton made it seem effortlessly accessible on screen, and it hasn't gone away since.
For us her most iconic ensemble is, of course, the loose pleated khakis, black waistcoat, wide tie and hat he wears during his first meeting with Alvy, after a doubles' tennis match. And this is the frame of the character that remains on our retina.
After selecting vintage ties and exhibiting them in our atelier, with the hope that one day they would be transformed through upcycling, we were rewarded with a flash of inspiration.
We're going to make a bag with a frill around it, very pretty, very feminine, but we use the ties as handles so that when you carry the bag, it looks like you're wearing the tie in the same cool, relaxed way that Annie Hall wore it. As a fabric we selected a vintage houndstooth wool to achieve the mark that this character left on our unconscious memory.Moodboard above: Diane Keaton as Annie Hall; Ducks Tie Cross-body purse; Palms Tie Cross-body purse; the first Tie purse sample we made.