March 26, 2013, - 12:01 pm
File this under: If It Ain’t Broke . . . .
For some reason Disney felt Minnie Mouse needed a makeover (she does not). That’s our reality show society: everything must be “made over” (for some sort of carefully manufactured publicity or hype) no matter what. And the company enlisted haute couture designer Alber Elbaz (a Moroccan-born Israeli Jew) of the French label, Lanvin, to “make over” Minnie. And now she looks like she was either kidnapped by Chico’s and Michelle Obama . . . or your [insert ethnicity here] grandmother’s closet. Or gaudy Arab terrorists’ moms–they like the chintz almost as much as jihad. Judge for yourself:
Pre-Makeover Minnie Mouse . . .
Post-Makeover Minnie Mouse . . .
In other news, Mickey Mouse just dumped Minnie. Up next: “The Real Ex-Wives of Disney Characters.” Daisy Duck wisely stayed away from makeovers.
I like Elbaz’s story. Like many Jews from Arab Muslim countries, he and his family fled Muslim harassment in their native North Africa for Israel, and, now, he is at the top of the fashion world. But he should stay away from remaking what is already perfect: Disney characters. The new gaudy get-up–complete with jewel-encrusted ruby tiara–debuted at a catwalk fashion show at Disneyland Paris. Blechhhh.
Again, if it ain’t broke, DON’T. FIX. IT.
Tags: Alber Elbaz, bad clothes, bad fashion, Chico's, Disney, fashion, Israelis, Jews, Michelle Obama, Minnie Mouse, Minnie Mouse makeover