After all the buildup — the teasers, the hype, the Minnie Mouse makeover controversies — the release of Barneys' Electric Holiday film collaboration with Disney is here. And the verdict? Well, it's a five-minute long silent Disney cartoon with fashion people cameos. I'd say it was underwhelming but that would imply that I expected to be whelmed, and I think it's more accurate to say that Electric Holiday met my expectations precisely.
Minnie Mouse's excursion into the world of Paris high fashion includes appearances by cartoonified versions of Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Carine Roitfeld, Pat McGrath, Glenda Bailey, Cathy Horyn, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin (who also designed Minnie's wardrobe for the film), my fave Anna Dello Russo, and more and more and more fashion people, appareantly realized in their ideal form, as unsmiling, mute Disney characters.