New Yorkers are a notoriously jaded lot, but on Wednesday night, a group of models, actors, journalists, designers and more huddled outside Barneys New York on Madison Avenue with eyes wide open and mouths agape. They’d gathered to watch the launch of Electric Holiday, a holiday extravaganza brought to life with the Walt Disney Company.
Barneys CEO Mark Lee and Disney CEO Bob Iger presented the windows with Sarah Jessica Parker but the hit of the evening was no doubt the moving-art video, featuring real-life fashion stalwarts like Glenda Bailey and Linda Evangelista, but there were also Mickey Mouse ears designed by Rag & Bone and L’Wren Scott, glowing drinks, gifts aplenty and a life-size Minnie Mouse decked out in Lanvin.
Electric Holiday is unveiled at Barneys New York
Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Wren Scott Mickey Mouse Ears and Minnie Mouse attend the unveiling moment at Barneys New York & Disney Electric Holiday Spectacular
Sarah Jessica Parker & Minnie Mouse Kick Off Electric Holiday
Mark Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Minnie Mouse & Bob Iger
A Sea of Glowing Mickey Ears at Barneys New York
Simon Doonan with Glowing Mickey Ears
Arianna Huffington & Willow Bay
L’Wren Scott and Simon Doonan
Mark Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters & Bob Iger
A few of the fashion personalities from Electric Holiday
The Electric Holiday Show outside Barneys New York.
An Electric Holiday Window at Barneys New York
Carine Roitfeld, Naomi Campbell and the Cheshire Cat.
Check the videos
Watch as Minnie embarks on a fantastical fashion adventure in Paris, where she walks the runway in Lanvin and rubs elbows with fashion-world figures like Linda Evangelista, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga and many more. If you ask me, it’s the perfect combination of wit, fantasy and style with which to ring in the holidays!
”Magical” is how I can describe the evening to you—watch the video below and see if you agree.