“You have beautiful ears!” Those words were spoken by Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger to Sarah Jessica Parker, who sported a set of L’Wren Scott-designed lace Mickey Mouse ears at the launch extravaganza for Electric Holiday last night. But she certainly wasn’t the only one channeling the Disney legend—by the end of the evening, Madison Avenue outside the Barneys New York flagship was packed full of crowds in glowing versions of those iconic ears.
Linda Evangelista, Barbara Walters, Bryan Boy, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Crystal Renn, Arianna Huffington and more—plus Barneys’ own Mark Lee, Dennis Freedman, Daniella Vitale, Charlotte Blechman, Tomoko Ogura and Simon Doonan—all came out for the fête, which included light-up cocktails, cotton candy and the world premiere of the Disney moving-art short, Electric Holiday.
“I’m incredibly excited to be here to celebrate two things I find very special,” said Parker of Disney and Barneys. Noting that this was a rare opportunity to bring her children along to an event, the actress—who makes an appearance in the video—said that the holidays are a time for “creativity, imagination and just a touch of high fashion.”
And magic, certainly—when Tinkerbell introduced the video and Minnie Mouse herself (wearing her Lanvin dress) took the stage after the video’s screening, the high-fashion crowd and their families were all kids again.