last year Marc Jacobs amazed with a childlike runway show featuring a merry go round and a doll-like Kate Moss. this year, Jacobs had to out show himself- and since Karl Lagerfeld had already beat him to inserting a glacier into his runway for the Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 show- Jacobs had to bring in the next best thing : a (reported) $ 80 mil. steam engine.
models de-boarded alongside their personal porters, clad in oversized jackets, wide legged cropped trousers and tall, droopy wide hats designed by Milliner Stephen Jones. the looks referenced the time period when travel by train was the norm, but truthfully it took me immediatley to Harry Potter. the bags carried by the models and their porters were oversized and amazing, an amazing reference to the look Jacobs was going for.
:: designer Marc Jacobs. images via style.com.