Minnie Mouse is fast overtaking Choupette as the GLOBAL fashion animal muse. Just over a week ago it was announced that Disney had commissioned designers from Richard Nicoll to Giles Deacon (below) and Terry de Havilland to create one-off garments inspired by her unique style for London Fashion Week.
And it was literally just announced that over Christmas, Barneys and Disney will be collaborating on the store’s holiday campaign, “Electric Holiday.” When unveiled to the public on November 14, Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship will feature a three-dimensional electric light show and a moving art short film in the window displays that will turn Disney’s favorite heroes into runway supermodels and fashion regulars into Disney types.
The short film centers around Minnie Mouse’s fantasy to be at the Paris shows (well, she will already be in London I guess). 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.
Mickey will be dressed by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Minnie by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin (see below), Goofy by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Daisy by Dolce & Gabbana, Cruella by Rick Owens, Princess Tiana by Proenza Schouler and Snow White by Peter Copping for Nina Ricci.
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