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If you aren’t eccentric, you can at least dress the part. This fall, take a style cue from any of Wes Anderson’s characters. There’s inspiration for anyone wanting to look the part of a former child genius turned brooding adult, or a precocious prep school student bent on winning the heart of a much older science teacher.

Sure, Anderson’s films are known for their quirky characters immersed in life’s absurdities, just as much as they are known for their carefully curated style. Take Margot, played by a droopy Gwyneth Paltrow in the now cult classic, The Royal Tenenbaums. Clad in an oversized fur coat, baby doll dress, smokey eyes and hair clipped to the side, it’s easy to see how clothes (and make-up) play a crucial role in imbuing a character with certain qualities. Who would Max Fischer (played by a young Jason Schwartzman) be without his red beret in Rushmore? Or what about Ben Stiller’s bereaved character, Ari Tenenbaum and his two sons, decked out in matching tracksuits while rehearsing fire drills in the dead of night?

This fall, look to Wes Anderson styling. From francophile hats to cozy knitwear, ornate handkerchiefs and Gucci sweatbands, our selection below is a nod to the costume direction of each of Anderson’s films. Despite the nostalgic feel, they’ve always ahead of the fashion curve. Think of characters like Richie Tenenbaum, the former tennis player played by Luke Wilson. His retro sports look is not a far cry from Gosha Rubchinskiy’s own sportswear-inspired collections. Or again, the beret of plotting Max Fischer, which was seen on runways during FW17.

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Words by Molly Hannon
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