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Marc Jacobs Channels Anna Karenina-Chic for Louis Vuitton

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Following the resounding success of last season's Louis Vuitton show which featured the world's chicest merry-go-round, Marc Jacobs took the audience on an Anna Karenina-style fantasy to an early-1900s train station. The show began with a vintage train engine pulling a passenger car loaded with gorgeously dolled up models. One by one they emerged, clad in silhouettes similar to the ones Marc showed at his eponymous collection in New York: many-layered eccentric pieces with a Dr. Seuss flair. Beautifully constructed coats with sparkly buttons were layered over high-waisted dresses which were layered over mid-calf length trousers. It felt very Prada-meets-Virginia Woolf. Each model was followed by a train station porter carrying her suitcases and purses -- heaven for accessories lovers. The bags ran the gamut from classic Vuitton overnight bags to modern wheeled carry-ons to chic day bags in all shapes and sizes. It's a shame that Jacobs won't be helming Dior because the past few seasons have shown that no one can create magical fantasy like he can. Isn't that what Dior really needs right now?

Thumbnail photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters via The Guardian.

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