Diane Keaton’s sense of personal style is highly distinctive, defined by a set of signatures that has been honed over decades. The actor loves a sharply cut suit, has a penchant for jaunty hats, and rarely wears anything that isn’t black or white. This week, the actor took a trip down memory lane on Instagram, digging deep into her always-chic archive to revisit images of her favorite (and least favorite) ensembles, offering quippy commentary along the way.
Keaton dresses up to introduce the video, tucking a crisp white shirt—her go-to piece!—into a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg jeans. “Even when I was young, I was way into fashion,” says Keaton. “My mom and I used to pick out patterns, and then I’d tell her what I wanted, and she’d do it for me.” As Keaton explains, she still cuts out her favorite fashion images from magazines, fashion inspiration she used to share with her mother.
Keaton then brings out a scrapbook of outfits which, unsurprisingly, is full of winners. Highlights include a pristine white suit that she “might have worn it to some sort of awards show,” she says flashing an image of herself wearing it on the red carpet with Morgan Freeman. “He had to kiss me in that outfit.” Keaton also shares a look of herself dressed in a checked suit by one of her favorite designers, Thom Browne. “I decided to put a skirt over [the pants], because I’m insane,” she says.
The pièce de résistance comes at the end of the video, when Keaton reveals a picture of herself in her iconic Annie Hall outfit, a Ralph Lauren suit vest and tie. “That was the beginning of me just playing around with whatever,” she says of her fashion evolution. We only hope these throwback sessions become a weekly affair.