Following her recent style make-over earlier this year, as designers including Giles Deacon, Richard Nicoll and Katie Hillier crafted garments and accessories inspired by the cartoon fashionista to coincide with London Fashion Week SS13; Minnie Mouse is once again the subject of the sartorial spotlight. Disney’s polka-dot adorned princess and her fellow animated peers take a trip to the French fashion capital for Paris Fashion Week in a new cartoon short for New York department store, Barneys. Due to be unveiled instore on Wednesday (14 November), the film transforms key members of the fashion pack and media personalities into animation.
Lusting after a gorgeous Lanvin dress through the shop window, Minnie begins to daydream about being transported to the shows in Paris and hob-knobbing with the world’s finest style power players. From posing for the paps to indulging in some backstage pampering and finally sashaying down the runway in Alber Elbaz’s couture creations; Minnie and her cartoon pals model creations by Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain and Balenciaga while Bryan Boy, Captain Hook and Linda Evangelista look on.
Cruella De Vil has her skunk do styled by Julien Dys, while WWD’s Bridget Foley sits front row alongside the Mad Hatter and Minnie herself is papped by acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel. The film, Electric Holiday, documents the famous mouse’s fantasy adventure as she encounters the paparazzi along with Lady Gaga, enjoys the fashion action catwalk-side with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Cathy Horyn and Naomi Campbell and has her face retouched by make-up artist Pat McGrath.
Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo and Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz also find themselves immortalised in the film, which will be played on a loop in the windows of the flagship location on Madison Avenue as well as across LED tiles that cover the two-story ground floor façade of the US store, according to WWD.