Your favorite Disney characters are swapping their classic clothes for designer duds. Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Snow White, Cruella de Vil, and Princess Tiana will model high fashion threads for Barneys New York’s upcoming holiday campaign. They will strut their stuff as supermodels for a 3-D short film featured in the store’s window displays as part of an extravagant light show. Take that, Lady Gaga!
Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman told Women’s Wear Daily that the company wanted to continue last year’s pop culture theme. “This is a lot of fun,” Freedman said. “[Gaga’s Workshop] was a little bit of a hard act to follow, but one of the names that came up was Disney.”
The “Electric Holiday” light show — influenced by Disney’s famous electrical parade — will feature an original score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. For the occasion, Mickey will don Balenciaga, Minnie will be in Lanvin, Goofy in Balmain, Daisy in Dolce & Gabbana, Cruella in Rick Owens, Princess Tiana in Proenza Schouler, and Snow White in Nina Ricci. Don’t worry, Minnie and Daisy will keep their over-sized bows; they’ve just upgraded to flashier ones now.
The display will be unveiled on Nov. 14 at Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship store.