From Andy Warhol and Lady Gaga to…the wonderful world of Disney? This year, Barneys New York went from downtown to main street for its holiday campaign, a high fashion take on Disney magic. Launched last month at Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship with the help of Sarah Jessica Parker (who sported L’Wren Scott-designed lace mouse ears for the occasion), “Electric Holiday” comes complete with an animated short that features Mickey, Minnie, and the gang in designer duds along with fashion world figures such as Alber Elbaz, Daphne Guinness, and Steven Meisel transformed into cartoons by John Quinn, Disney’s character art director. And then there’s the merch. Among the selection of limited-edition holiday items–a goofy Goofy hooded towel, technicolor popcorn–is this silver vinyl mouse. Splashed with the signature stripes of Paul Smith, it’s a toy that kids of all ages will take a shine to.
This is part of a series of elegantly wrapped December posts about desirable goods that we suggest you purchase with the vague intent of giving to others and then keep for yourself.
Previously on UnBeige:
• Nifty, Gifty: Rodarte’s Out-of-This-World Ornament
• Nifty, Gifty: Crate&Barrel 50th Anniversary Teapot
• Nifty, Gifty: Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Lincoln Center Inside Out
• Nifty, Gifty: Bold Bags from Carga
• Nifty, Gifty: Sophie Calle’s Address Book