Barneys Turns Fashion Folk Into Cartoons For Electric Holiday
As Barneys continues to run its speeding train toward their 2012 Electric Holiday event, the luxe department store has unveiled a handful of new characters set to co-star with its animated spotlight stealers Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy — and they come with some seriously fashionable street cred.
Joining the Disney characters in the short film set to kick-off Barney’s holiday promotion, will be animated line-drawings of such iconic fashion folk as Alber Elbaz, BryanBoy, Suzy Menkes and Carine Roitfeld, all sitting front row as Minnie, Daisy and Goofy strut their stuff down the runway. Naturally, Barney’s provided us with a sneak peek.
And apparently that’s not all. “Rumor has it Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenda Bailey will be sitting together front row as well,” — or at least their line-drawings will, a Barneys rep hinted.
Earlier we revealed the Disney stars extreme-Barney’s make-over, placing the traditionally cuddly characters in seriously chic form, so we guess this latest news is something of a make-under for the real-life fashion personalities.
Electric Holiday is set to debut at Barneys’ NYC Madison Avenue store on Nov. 14, but we’re sure the department store will continue to dole out a few sneak peeks before then.