Jokes About Diane Keaton On The Vanity Fair Cover Prove That People Still Love Her Unique Sense Of Style
Vanity Fair just released its 2016 Hollywood Portfolio, and fans are digging Annie Leibovitz' photographic celebration of leading ladies. There's certainly a lot of talent on the cover, but the real standout is famed actress Diane Keaton of Annie Hall fame, who was relegated to the corner of the image — but still managed to catch everyone's eye anyway. And though jokes about Keaton on the Vanity Fair cover are making the rounds on Twitter, it's virtually impossible not to fall in love with her total willingness to stand out.
The Hollywood Portfolio provides a powerful visual reminder of how many stunningly talented women grace the silver screen in 2016. Journalist James Wolcott wrote that Keaton earned a spot in the ensemble for her extraordinary acting chops and comedic sensibility — in his words, "Keaton didn’t re-invent the contemporary rom-com, but it couldn’t have been re-invented without her."
Jessica Diehl, Vanity Fair's fashion and style director, opted to put a modern spin on the LBD when she dressed each actress for the shoot, with two exceptions, according to Vanity Fair writer Rachel Tashjian. "One sequin pantsuit for Jane Fonda," Tashjian explained, "and Diane Keaton in one of her trademark ensembles, looking like a Mad Hatter dressed for high tea at the Savoy."
Keaton, of course, is well known for her quirky fashion sense. In an interview last May, she told Refinery29 that her desire to stand out started early. "[Since I was young,] I [have] loved people who dressed unusually," she recalled. "I remember I was the first girl in high school to have a polka-dot black dress, from fabric that my mother, and I found from a different dress at the Goodwill. And, I had pierced ears. I did all those things; I was the alternative way to go."
Keaton ended up with a career in the spotlight, but it didn't dissuade her from being true to herself. She revealed in a 2013 interview with PEOPLE that she doesn't take style too seriously. "I like fashion because it's kind of playtime," she said. "I don't think about it a lot – I'll just go in there and try something. I like picking and choosing. It's the editor in me."
PEOPLE reported that Keaton's fashion faves included suits, gloves, and hats. On the Vanity Fair cover, she appears to rock all three. Of course, not everyone loves the layered look, so when the photograph went up online, the internet decided to have a little fun at the cover's expense:
"Only if I provide my own wardrobe." –Diane Keaton pic.twitter.com/az4mF3dUoz— V. Fitzpatrick (@gutomako) February 1, 2016
Why does Diane Keaton always look like she’s managed to stumble off a different “Alice in Wonderland” set every time she leaves the house?— Adam Griffiths (@adamgriffiths) February 1, 2016
@joshspero As always, Diane Keaton is the best, looking like she's wandered in from a completely different photo shoot.— Philip Abraham (@PhilipGAbraham) February 1, 2016
they're all wearing gowns & looking fierce and then there's diane keaton with her hat, coat & boots like "hey guys" pic.twitter.com/UdZg8V9mg2— poelina (@xpaubynature) February 1, 2016
When you're Diane Keaton, actress, but also a sleuth pic.twitter.com/EOc2AqtSrf— Ira Madison III (@ira) February 1, 2016
Diane Keaton is so wonderfully out of place here. She's just in the corner, smiling, bundled up and warm. https://t.co/M53JhylhiD— Casey Quinlan (@thatcaseyquin) February 1, 2016
Never doubt Diane Keaton's dedication to her brand. pic.twitter.com/Ik9EDYyXpH— The Nerdy Bird (@JillPantozzi) February 1, 2016
I love that Diane Keaton dresses like she's in a Quentin Tarantino revisionist history of her own life. pic.twitter.com/ej9mJt7wnQ— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 1, 2016
PLOT TWIST: Diane Keaton is actually a Time Lord pic.twitter.com/NAGVjWng2a— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) February 1, 2016
Diane Keaton is running for steampunk mayor of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue and I would vote for her. pic.twitter.com/cjtauecnoR— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) February 1, 2016
Though some people poked fun at Keaton's fashion choice, there were plenty as well who recognized her for the beautiful badass she is:
Diane Keaton is my style idol. Not that I want to wear what she wears, but the fact that she wears whatever she wants, wherever she wants— Escaped Goat (@MissZindzi) February 1, 2016
I absolutely love Diane Keaton for being such a grinning Jimmy Cricket in the face of all this flippy haired posing. pic.twitter.com/bel2BFlzMA— Michelle (@mischkabelle) February 1, 2016
Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood Issue - total glam. Diane Keaton slaying a pantsuit like only she can. https://t.co/pNYxzj9EzY— Andrea Loziuk (@aloziuk) February 1, 2016
Edit: Brie Larson is stunning. Lupita Nyong'o is my queen. Cate Blanchett is a goddess. And it's Diane Keaton's world, we just live in it.— Eddie Let It Byrne (@edfbyrne) February 1, 2016
There's nothing more fabulous than someone who knows who she is and has the confidence to own it. Diane Keaton's cover look is a spectacular reminder that beauty is always found in a strong, self-assured woman.