Disney takes fashion down the rabbit hole with 'Alice'
It wasn't until last weekend's trip to Disneyland as I sat all mouse-eared in the dark and rumbling through the "
And the ride itself reminded me of just how trippy the original tale is -- what with a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a tardy, waistcoat-wearing rabbit and grinning Cheshire-cat. Who knows what adding Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter will do to that menagerie? (Unfortunately, in some of the early movie posters I've seen, Depp comes off looking like a cross between Elijah Wood and Carrot Top).
So yesterday I got around to digging out the press release from Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and was surprised to see that the jewelry collaboration is with a pretty notable name: jewelry designer Tom Binns.
Apparently Binns collaborated on two lines in conjunction with the film, and the pieces are inspired by the various characters including Alice, the aforementioned Hatter, the Red Queen, the White Queen and the White Rabbit.
One is the six-piece, higher-priced, limited-edition Tom Binns for Walt Disney Signature collection (which will sell in the $1,000 to $2,000 range), and the other is a less expensive ($100 to $500) 35-piece Tom Binns for Disney Couture collection, which will be done in collaboration with Lucas Design International. Both are slated to roll out for spring 2010.
According to a DCP representative, the Binns baubles will be just the tip of the Alice iceberg for a full collection that's still being finalized. The rep wouldn't serve up any specifics, saying only: "The collection will include a number of surprises that will connect fashion conscious folks to the whimsy of '
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Photo: A model "Alice" wears a mockup of a Tom Binns for Walt Disney Signature collection necklace during an "