Screen Style: Diane von Furstenberg for Tanner Hall

Set at a crumbling boarding school against the picturesque backdrop of Providence, the new coming-of-age movie Tanner Hall offers the perfect inspiration for fall dressing. To design the school’s uniforms, co-director/writer Tatiana von Furstenberg enlisted the help of someone who knows a thing or two about fashion, her mother Diane von Furstenberg. The legendary designer re-imagined the iconic schoolgirl uniform with a chic assortment of kicky jumpers, oxford shirts, cozy cardigans and jersey blazers that are styled in various ways throughout the film.

The rest of the wardrobe is made up of reconfigured separates and quirky layers that evoke vintage Von Furstenberg. The directors wanted to create a movie that was, visually, suspended in time with a slightly folkloric feel. The result, fashion-wise, is an eclectic mix of billowy blouses, homespun sweaters, lacy camisoles, tweed jackets, skinny jeans and well-worn boots – all colored in a rich autumnal palette that echoes the natural surroundings. The beauty in the movie is another highlight, as Rooney Mara’s heart-shaped face provides the perfect canvas for rose-tinted cheeks and strawberry-glossed lips.

Tanner Hall opens in limited release on September 9th.

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