Anna Karenina and Daisy Buchanan bring the Fall Fashion

As someone who recently finished reading Anna Karenina (phew... it was a long occasionally boring read) and read the Great Gatsby quite a few times, I am really looking forward to seeing both books and the portrayal of the women and decadent fashion in them on the big screen. 

 Film stills from the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. 

 Film stills from the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. 

Film stills from the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina starring Kiera Knightly and Jude Law

Film stills from the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina starring Kiera Knightly and Jude Law

It seems fashion designers also took a page from the great novels when thinking of their fall 2012 looks.  Fortunately for us, we can take bits and pieces of the fur and damask from the Russian elite and the dripping jewels and glitz and glam of the roaring 20's and merge them to find our own decadent looks for fall. 

This Fall designers sent luxury and old world glamour down the runway's with lots of damask inspired looks, embossing and embroidery.  Along with fur collars and oversized hats, rich eggplant and burgundy colors dominated the shows.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 campaign, Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 show, Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012, Louis Vuitton train for their Fall 2012 runway show. 

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 campaign, Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 show, Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012, Louis Vuitton train for their Fall 2012 runway show. 

And the designers didn't stop with the runway looks, the shows, and the campaigns also brought the heavy drama.  Louis Vuitton's show, in particular, could have been the Anna Karenina film set with a Louis Vuitton train pulling into the station packed with fur wearing lady's and the porters who carry their fantastic hatboxes and trunks.  I am so happy I purchased that Henri Bendel hatbox this past spring, now if I could just get myself that Trans Siberian Railway ticket!  Burberry wasn't far behind with the final act of the show included rain as the models popped open their umbrella's.  I think Christopher Bailey is one of the few gentlemen who can sing "I make it rain, I make it rain" and we can all agree he did.