Welcome to Celeb Look of the Week! An MR column wherein one member of our editorial team, once a week, waxes poetic about one recently worn celeb outfit they can’t stop thinking about. Leandra kicked things off with an ode to Alexa Chung’s February footwear, then Emma explored why she loves “Tribeca” Tracee Ellis Ross, and this week, Harling’s pick comes with a whole lot more than just fun clothes.
Hello and welcome to my official petition for Diane Keaton’s Instagram to be carefully chronicled and archived for eternity in the National Library of Congress. I may be late to the cause because I only just started following her, but I am motivated nonetheless by the zest of 1,000,000 Sumo oranges. It’s that fantastic. I’m actually hard-pressed to think of a time when I’ve felt so righteously enthused about anything (except maybe my ongoing mission to hold anyone who finishes a roll of toilet paper without replacing it accountable). Justification for Operation Diane Keaton exists in plentiful amounts on her aforementioned social account, a veritable bastion of surprises, delights and other bookmark-able sundries. Keep scrolling for a rundown of proof that DK’s gram is a national treasure on par with the bald eagle.
1. It’s down with clowns.
Please turn your sound on and watch the above video, I beg of you. It’s vital material in support of my campaign, even if you don’t like clowns. Not liking clowns is actually the whole entire cosmic point, because clowns receive a lot of negativity from pretty much every corner of the universe, but Diane Keaton is on their side. I realize that’s kind of like being on the side of cockroaches and Comic Sans, but someone has to be, and that someone is an absolute prize in every sense of the word.
2. It’s casually reinventing the mirror selfie.
My expert analysis of this photo leads me to believe that instead of taking a selfie in the mirror behind her, Diane placed her phone on the floor and used a self-timer, thus cutting off her head but providing us with a great look at her enormous skirt and a fun reflective snippet of the back. Intuitive? Not particularly. Revelational? Absolutely. No one else on the internet is capturing outfits in this manner!!! She claims to have gone “too far,” but professionally speaking I’d say she’s gone just far enough.
3. It’s self-deprecating, but not in an annoying way.
Here is a post in which Diane gives herself a hard time for wearing a scarf around her neck and head. While I think this is an A+ look and disagree with her retroactive commentary (I’d tie a third scarf around her left wrist if I could), I appreciate her willingness to unearth the stylistic decisions of her past with critical aplomb. I also appreciate her sharp pivot from enthusiastic self-deprecation to timeline estimation. These are the only important details.
4. It’s chock-full of delightfully unique fashion commentary.
This is truly the only review of Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2018 show I needed to read. I’m not 100% sure what Diane means when she claims she “never got shoulders,” but wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that it’s annoying to wait for something that never arrives. Separately, I hope you enjoy her #NOTANAD disclosure as much as I do. An above-board influencer in the making.
5. It’s a constant source of content to which the only logical response is: “same.”
I, too, sometimes feel more beautiful when you can’t see my face. Not because I don’t like my face (we get along fine), but because there are certain occasions when it’s not in the mood to cooperate with the clothes I happen to be wearing. Like, for example, when my outfit is a conversation starter but my mouth isn’t interested in having conversations. Shoutout to Diane for making me feel seen emotionally on days when I don’t want to be seen literally.
6. It’s asking the hard-hitting questions.
I have no idea(s) but would also like to know for reasons both personal and professional.
7. It’s not screaming at you…
When I first started following Diane’s Instagram, I was equal parts bemused and confounded by her habit of writing every caption in capital letters. I’ll admit, I read all of them in my head at an instinctively high volume, which was fun but also slightly stressful. I never thought she was screaming, per se, but shouting excitedly? Perhaps. I was thrilled to learn via a full, cap-lock video post (who makes Diane Keaton’s Instagram videos?? Reveal yourself!) that this persistent choice of lettering is purely an aesthetic choice, however I will continue to internally read her captions at the high volume this kind of quality content deserves, as is my human right and privilege.
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Photo by BG017/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.