Maybe I am a bit cooler than I first thought. Steampunk/Dieselpunk is seriously fashionable it seems after viewing a John Galliano video this week.( Actually scrap that link as it seems to be the most bloated Flash site on the net- this guy is so painfully cool you have to wait ages for the site and images to loads- this is better.)
Underground and fringe fashion always filters upwards, still, I am surprised with the continued rise of the Steampunk movement as a fashion statement. Gstar are into it...
Antwerp based fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester has been at the forefront of this look for a while now.
She hates the word 'Goth' to describe her clothes but I bet she doesn't mind Steampunk so much. Her Fall/ Winter 2009/2010 men's collection is heavily Victorian. Come Fall 2010 and its all drop-crotch jodhpurs and big scarves over asymmetrical jackets that would look right at home (on me!) at the helm of a zeppelin.
Even Alexander McQueen was in on the look.