“The jaw-dropping presentation began with clouds of smoke as a custom-made Louis Vuitton locomotive pulled onto the runway. The models donned flappy hats, cigarette pants, elbow gloves and fur collared coats. They were seated two by two in the train and were each helped off by a train attendee, according to Fashionista. They were then escorted down the runway by a porter who carried their Louis Vuitton luggage and bags”…. summarized by Huffington Post
The fashion itself was not “Steampunk” but with the shiny and majestic steam engine train rolling in, and some silhouetted models in goggles Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2012/2013 runway show at Paris Fashion Week by Marc Jacobs brought a bit of the Steampunk feel to high fashion, at least in show. It seems the growing Steampunk Zeitgeist is in tune, as Wilde Imagination just unveiled its Robert-Tonner-designed Steampunk fashion doll line “Imperium Park” yesterday, my favorite of which is the “Air Ship Captain Outfit”:
Vuitton and Tonner Doll
And we know from only a few months ago, the heart of Vuitton fashion is not far from Tonner Doll, as can be seen in this fabulous Fabrizio Viti collection of doll-sized, Tonner-loving Vuitton shoes. Spectacular.