Show report: Marc Jacobs A/W’12

Mad hatters, buckled shoes and sparkly socks made up an eclectic fall collection from native New Yorker Marc Jacobs on day five of NYFW

Mad hatters, buckled shoes and sparkly socks made up an eclectic fall collection from native New Yorker Marc Jacobs on day five of NYFW.

The Armory at Lexington Avenue was transformed into a fairytale dreamscape with white paper cutouts of castles and palaces.

Marc Jacobs muse Dakota Fanning took her front row seat as the magic unfolded to the strains of ‘Who will buy this wonderful morning’ from the musical Oliver.

Models clip-clopped down the runway in black and metallic pink buckled shoes, sparkly ankle socks…and giant furry hats.

The Dr Seuss-does-Dorothy feel continued with large furry handbags, oversized buttons and tulip skirts that exaggerated the hips and tapered in at the calf. Trousers came to an abrupt halt a good five inches from the start of the ankle sock – making Marc Jacobs’ vision for fall 2012 a challenge for those of us not blessed with model stature.

Pinks, purples, reds and greens were clashed joyously with floral prints, paisleys and weaves, giving an impression of thrift shop chic that seemed fitting in these straightened times.

As the stirring soundtrack soared to a crescendo, the dramatic collection drew to a close and even the most cynical fashion heart found it had been melted.

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