Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Annie Hall on the big screen

Annie Hall Trailer

I went to see Annie Hall down near Union Square at Parsons tonight as part of their Fashion in Film New York City series. They held a reception with wine and cheese in the courtyard before the screening. It was the perfect way to take advantage of this early Spring weather.

Judith Thurman, fashion author and contributor for the New Yorker, introduced the film by talking about New York in the '70s and Diane Keaton's fashion in the film. She told us how Woody Allen wanted Annie Hall's fashion to be based on how Diane Keaton dressed in real life, and that they used Ralph Lauren's clothes in the film even though he wasn't famous yet. I think it's romantic that Allen wanted to bring his girlfriend's style to the film; a way of paying homage to her.

The movie was excellent and much funnier than I remember it, I guess because Allen is one of those director's that you have to mature into appreciating. Both his and her clothes were amazing; very crisp and interesting. I am so wearing a hat to work tomorrow.

The series is going on for another three weeks. During the next three Tuesdays, they will show On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Barbra Streisand), Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) and Klute Jane Fonda. Can't wait to see all the outfits.

April 6, 2010

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