TOO FAT FOR FASHION: THE MINNIE MOUSE EDITION




I know we live in the UK and we don’t have a Barney’s but I think you will love this post, if you like what you read click on Michelle’s link below for the full article. 

"From the reed-thin neck to the protruding clavicle all the way down that wispy torso to mile-long matchstick legs: she’s every bit the supermodel.

Top off her towering, lanky frame with heavy-lidded, come-hither bedroom eyes, and she’s got the makings of a runway diva.

She’s Minnie Mouse 2.0. And she’s a fashion victim.

Barney’s New York, the legendary luxury department store and spiritual sanctuary of Carrie Bradshaw’s everywhere, is launching a Disney-themed campaign called “Electric Holiday” next month.

Before you melt into a puddle of “awww” at the thought of your animated favourites all gussied up in red and green, take a look at the slimmed down, stretched out, sexed-up versions of Minnie, Daisy, & Goofy.


 Still feel like spreading the joy and good cheer, or would you rather drown in a bottle of eggnog?

While it may have seemed like a cute idea to have beloved childhood icons hawk high-end designer threads, Barney’s team sucked the fun and sweet sentimentality out of the deal by deeming Minnie and crew to short and fat for the job.

“The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress,” Barney’s creative director Dennis Freedman told Women’s Wear Daily last month.  “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.’”

Take note, everyone: the only way to tackle the fashion industry’s impossibly strict beauty standards is to conform to them. Animated rodents included."

Tracy xx 



2 comments:

  1. I can't beleive they 'high-fashioned' disney?! What's the need! They do look lovely + glam but DISNEY!

    -sighs-

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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