Saturday, September 8, 2012

Electric Holiday

What happens when two of my favorite things, fashion and Disney, come together? A collaboration between Barneys and The Walt Disney Company.


As of min-November, Barneys New York shop windows will display an Electric Holiday centerpiece. The window will include an exclusive moving art short created by Disney artists, showcase a three-dimensional electric light show, and have Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino create an original score of playful music to bring everything to life. The windows will be unveiled on November 14th.

Barneys New York has created a range of exclusive, limited-edition holiday gift items, which will be available for a limited time only at Chelsea Passage on the ninth floor in Barneys' Madison Avenue location in New York, at select Barneys New York locations nationwide and Barneys.com. The products range from Disney's highly collectible Vinylmation figures designed by Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg, Mickey Mouse ears designed by Rag & Bone and L'Wren Scott, and smaller items such as holiday ornaments, edible sweets, toys for children, etc.

But not everyone is happy with the collaboration. How could anybody be upset with this? Well charcters like Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck have had their cartoon figures altered with to resemble models like Karlie Kloss. Minnie will be wearing a ruffled Lanvin dress in the holiday window while her pal Daisy wears a racy lace Dolce & Gabbana, and Goofy wearing a military-inspired look by Balmain.

 
 

Womens Wear Daily reported on this issue today about how people are really upset about Minnie's new look after reporting about the collaboration last week.
Links: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/bridget-foleys-diary-skinny-minnie-6241477?module=hp-topstories
http://www.wwd.com/eye/design/cartoon-capers-barneys-new-york-the-walt-disney-co-team-up-for-holidays-6202984

I myself am not sure how to feel about this whole situation. It is a dream come true for Disney to play a part in the fashion world. But changing Minnies iconic figure?

What do you think about this collaboration? What about Minnies new look?
Can't wait to hear what you have to say.

Xo
Jami
 

1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, they bomb women daily with perfection smiling from the cover of magazines. Now they are just starting at an earlier age, with kids. Wrong on so many levels. Thanks for writing about this, interesting post.

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