Rail-Thin, High-Fashion Disney Characters Are Coming Soon To Barney's
Would somebody please get Minnie Mouse a burger? These drawings come from the news that Barneys will collaborate with Disney on a holiday campaign called "Electric Holiday."
From Women's Wear Daily:
The theme is a riff on Disney’s famous electrical parade, as well as the special lighting installations so central to the New York holiday season and the flashbulbs of fashion runways.
Barneys worked closely with Disney to make sure the concept was as true to the real fashion world as possible, or, as Freedman described it, “The world of the Paris fashion shows, of fashion, of people in fashion, of the rituals, all of the idiosyncrasies. The important thing to me was always that it had to be authentic. It really had to hit the nail on the head in every detail.”
The short film centers around Minnie Mouse’s fantasy to be at the Paris shows. There she comes across key Disney characters — Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Cruella de Vil, Princess Tiana and Snow White — all decked out in unique designer clothes as they make their way down the runway.
Suuuure, you guys. High fashion Disney seems like a stretch, but the Electrical Parade tie-in is kiiiind of cool, maybe?
Daisy in Dolce & Gabbana:
“When we got to the moment when all Disney characters walk on the runway, there was a discussion. The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence, because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘If we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.”
Freedman even took a model to meetings in Glendale, Calif., “to walk the hallways of Disney, and they studied how she walked. I said, ‘You can’t make the film without understanding every detail of how she walks, what her facial expression is, and how she stares ahead."
Ummm... if you say so, guys!
Goofy in Balmain:
What do you think, BuzzFeed? Great idea or terrible idea?