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Finally, Someone Gave Minnie Mouse a Makeover

If you thought NOTHING could follow Lady Gaga's holiday workshop at Barneys last year, you're wrong or whatever. Here's a list of things that would totally top the pop star: unicorns, Andy Warhol, mermaids, Michelle Obama, gooseberries, Marie Antoinette, world peace, Uranus, Disney characters.

And indeed, the last item on the list — Disney characters — will be responsible for taking Lady Gaga's baton.

The famed department store is getting into the Christmas spirit with the help of some of our most beloved animated characters. Barneys' Waltastic holiday campaign, “Electric Holiday,” will be revealed on November 14 at the Madison Avenue location. Popular Disney characters will be brought to life in a "three-dimensional light show" and short film that follows the fashion-ified Minnie Mouse (dressed by Lanvin) as she travels to Paris Fashion Week.

Daisy by Dolce & Gabbana, Minnie Mouse by Lanvin; images courtesy of WWD

Many of the industry's top designers collaborated on the project, creating conceptual looks for the Disney cast to wear in the film. It's a kind of Met Ball for animated characters, and so I'm reluctantly excited about it.  Here's who's paired off: Mickey by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Minnie by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Goofy by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Daisy by Dolce & Gabbana, Cruella by Rick Owens, Princess Tiana by Proenza Schouler, Snow White by Peter Copping for Nina Ricci.

To make the Disney magic even more magic-y, Barneys brought on 23 glittery-named fashion personalities and transformed them into characters for the film. WWD was able to confirm that their own Bridget Foley would be cartoonified, but the department store wouldn't release any other names.

As a side-note, LOVE that Minnie Mouse finally got a makeover. Now she's a real role model!

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