Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.Photos by Bess Adler
Last night, Sarah Jessica Parker and Minnie Mouse helped unveil the Disney-themed windows at Barneys. Like last year's Lady Gaga extravaganza, the holiday display encompasses much more than just window dressing.
First off, there's the video, a five-minute Disney clip that's already drawn fire for putting Minnie on a radical diet. The moment where she shape-shifts is indeed jarring, though to be fair, it encompasses barely two seconds of an otherwise very warm-and-fuzzy homage to the fashion industry's major personalities.
Barneys and Disney have also teamed up on a a collection of gifts. Those range from $28 ornaments to $250 Mickey figurines designed in collaboration with Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg. Does your pet need $25 Electric Holiday dog biscuits? Probably not, but at least 25% of the retail price will go to Red Cross disaster relief. Same goes for every piece in the collection, including the requisite mouse ears.
· Your Guide to Holiday Windows at Department Stores Uptown [Racked NY]
· All Electric Holiday posts [Racked NY]
· Disney Electric Holiday [Barneys]