Marc Jacobs and milliner Stephen Jones brought Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter to life with an oversized floppy hat worn by the models during his Fall 2012 fairytale-themed runway show on Monday evening.
It wasn’t just the hats that were oversized; coats, jackets, skirts and scarves, held together with large safety pins, all got the same ‘bigger is better’ treatment.
These pieces would make for very cosy winter attire.
It’s no wonder that everything was so oversized because there was a lot of layering. One look had a shrug over a jacket, over a dress with cropped pants.
The colour palette ranged from moody hues of black, forest green, violet and navy, to bubbly pastel pinks.
Textures were rich and patterns ranged from jacquard and brocade to paisley and floral.
Key accessories included chunky shoes with big embellished buckles paired with shimmering socks and oversized top handle bags in ostrich or lacquered leather.
Which pieces will we see on the red carpet?
Well, if you strip down the layering there were many cute embellished and shimmering dresses that I’m sure we will see on front-row attendee Dakota Fanning, or we will see commercial versions of these looks on the red carpet.
Helena Bonham Carter is probably the only person who could pull off all of these looks as presented – hats included.
Look 40, the hologram sequined dress with the rosette details around the neckline, is the most red carpet ready look of this collection.
Who wants to place a bet that Anna Dello Russo will wear one of these hats before fashion week (month) ends in March?
Front Row: Maria Sharipova, Rose Byrne, Jared Leto, and Dakota Fanning
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meester, Datoka Fanning, Elle Fanning, Chloe Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne
Credit: Style.com & hat pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards