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The Fashion World turns into Cartoons, The Gap Gets Slapped and Arizona Muse Soars

Disney Takes Over Barneys

Barney’s has collaborated with the magical world of Disney to create a holiday campaign that is more delightful than it is provocative. The retailer depicted Minnie Mouse in a fantasy fashion world, which found the rodent staring longingly at a Lanvin dress and having her makeup applied by none other than Pat McGrath. Of note, every famous face who participated signed a contract releasing them from any control of their final likeness. Who do you think looks the most accurate?

From the Magic Kingdom to Madison Avenue: Barneys to Unveil ‘Electric Holiday’ [WWD]

Greg Chait wins the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Greg Chait of Elder Statesman has won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The designer, who usually designs chunky knits and cashmere blankets was asked to design  an exclusive piece for luxury retailer along with nine other finalists.  He has won $300,000 , a prize which seems minuscule compared to the value of all the exposure he will receive.

2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner: Greg Chait of the Elder Statesman [The Cut]

Charles Philip Shanghai vs. The Gap

Charles Philip Shanghai, of smoking slipper fame has filed a lawsuit against retail giant, The Gap. The reason for the litigious reaction being that many of the flats by the brand feature a similar lining that the designer marks as his personal statement. One shoe even boasts the name “Phillip” with the only difference being the second ‘L’. When prodded by The Post, The Gap preferred not to comment.

Shoe Designer Charles Philip Sues Gap Over Alleged Copycat Slippers [The Cut]

First Ever Louis Vuitton Commercial Released

Louis Vuitton has released it’f first ever commercial. The ad, which depicts the always lovely Arizona Muse in ambiguous (as all fashion films tend to be) in hot air balloons and chateaus. One minute versions of the commercials are slated to debut on CBS and  were filmed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Louis Vuitton’s First TV Commercial Involves Arizona Muse and a Hot-Air Balloon[WWD]

Karlie Kloss Wears Offensive Headdress

The entire Victoria’s Secret team made a big mistake when they let Karlie Kloss walk down the runway in a native headdress. Having offended Native Americans across the country, the lingerie company apologized for it’s insensitivity toward the sacred garment. Apparently, the intent was to celebrate the harvest season….Karlie Kloss tweeted her own apology: “I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS’s decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.”

[Native Appropriateness]

By shanice - 11.16.12

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