Barneys collaborated with Disney to take their characters into a realistic fashion world for their "Electric Holiday" campaign, set to debut at their Madison Avenue flagship store on November 14, 2012. Our favorite animated characters have ditched their signature garments for high-end clothing to wear down the runway. Mickey Mouse will be dressed in Balenciaga, Minnie Mouse in Lanvin, Goofy in Balmain, Daisy Duck in Dolce & Gabbana, Snow White in Nina Ricci, Cruella de Vil in Rick Owens, and Princess Tiana in Proenza Schouler.
Due to the outlandish and over the top display, the characters' bodies look absurd and creepy. It's making old, standard, and beloved characters enforce the idea that if you aren't stick skinny, then you are not acceptable. Shame on Disney for allowing this to happen and sending a message to young and impressionable children all over the globe that if you're not thin, you're not beautiful!
We urge Disney to put a stop to this and ask that if Barney's is going to use the characters, they use them as they were drawn....without change!