Remember when Disney and Forever 21 decided that the world needed to see a sex-ified version of Minnie Mouse? Remember how the general consensus was, wtf is that kill it with fire? Well, this is coming to a holiday season near you, if you live in New York City - the rest of us will just pretend it doesn't exist:
|She must be hungry.|
Why no, that's not Jessica Rabbit. That's Minnie Mouse. Remember her? She looks like this:
Anyway, she is offensively commercial, so Barney's New York is giving her a high-fashion makeover, along with some of your other favorite Disney characters, as part of the store's holiday window spectacular, "Electric Holiday":
When unveiled to the public on Nov. 14, Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship will feature a three-dimensional electric light show; a moving art short film in the window displays that will turn Disney’s most favorite heroes into runway supermodels and fashion regulars into Disney types, and an original score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino.Don't get me wrong, that actually sounds awesome. I can't wait to see it in person. But who are these pencil-people that vaguely resemble Disney characters?
“When we got to the moment when all Disney characters walk on the runway, there was a discussion,” [Barney's Creative Director Dennis] Freedman recalled. “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.”Oh, okay, that makes perfect sense now. 5'11" is fashion-speak for size zero, right? It's not like these characters are beloved by children or have their own preschool channel or anything. No danger of sending the wrong message here.
|Don't feed the ducks.|
There are many moments that I wish Walt Disney was alive to see, but I really wish he was around today just get the reaction on this:
|Homeless man? Prince? Powerline? You decide.|
Hipster Goofy officially exists. I give up.
* Meet the New Minnie Mouse, Then Back Away Slowly
* The Problem with Disney Princesses
* Finally! A Princess I Can Get Behind