Friday, April 29, 2011

Barneys Retail Theatre

Barney’s New York launched their latest fashion range (and accompanying window displays) with an interesting piece of ‘performance art’ by fashion icon Daphne Guinesse. At 5pm local time, one of the Barneys windows turned into a changing room in which Daphne Guinesse changed into one of her outfits before leaving for the prestigious Metropoliton Museum’s Costume Gala event.

The performance was filmed and streamed live. It’s a great piece of retail theatre with an engaging back story - one of the most effective ways to launch a new line:

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