Go Ask Alice, She's At The Mall: An Amuse-Bouche Pocket Watch Guide To Becoming Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

by SARAH KUNST · March 9, 2010

    [Alice in Vogue. via] Being a Disney production with Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, the marketing frenzy was expected, but when even Avril Lavigne's clothing line for Kohls is fair game, it's safe to say this just might be the "Where The Wild Things Are" of 2010.

    Alice entered Wonderland 145 years ago and much like a Cheshire cat has been fading in and out of pop culture but now is back with a Tim Burton bang in the recently released "Alice in Wonderland". The Bristish Film Institute has released this restoration of the very first Alice in Wonderland film from 1903. Shot on 35 mm, it was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow:

    [Via] Video HERE.

    Flashforward to 2010...

    A look at some of the Fashion inspired by Alice. Ashley Simko does a good job rounding them up:

    Alice in Wonderland (featuring Natalia Vodianova) shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

    If you think we’re alive, you ought to speak,” said the one marked DEE. Alice, in a Viktor & Rolf multilayered silk dress, stared as the Tweedle duo spouted nonsensical tongue twisters. Rolf Snoeren, left, and Viktor Horsting wear matching suits and bow ties of their own design. (via asimko)

    Photograph by Shawn McDonnell… Fashion gets curiouser and curiouser with fairy-tale dresses and enchanting tailoring. (via Simko)

    Another shot (featuring Natalia Vodianova) by Annie Leibovitz

    Alice in Wonderland Wedges designed by Siobhian Carroll

    Charmed Adventure Necklace and Tea Party Bracelet by Tom Binns for Walt Disney Signature

    This timeless story of Lewis Caroll married with the wonderful world of Disney andTim Burton’s interpretation offers so much philosophical fantasy and peculiar surreal imagination,” Binns said of the collaboration. “It opens up a labyrinth of doors for my particular way of seeing the world, allowing me to express my fashion experience with my interest in art and cinema. Alice is the perfect story to release that creativity, and I cannot imagine a better story to cultivate my relationship with Disney.” (via)

    Tom Binns took a break from his usual dirty sexy stunning jewelry to collaborate with Disney on a fit for a Red Queen collection that's perfect for the English rose who has everything - and considers $1,500 a small price to pay to own a piece of movie merchandise.

    And, If your favorite re-work of Lewis Carroll's classic is "White Rabbit" than you may want to pick up an edgier take on the movie with Stella McCartney's tough girl chain bracelets (left).

    You can't wander around Wonderland without some appropriate footwear but luckily Nicholas Kirkwood has answered the call with heels made specially for Printemps department store. These are as close as one can get to wearing a movie synopsis:

    Not everyone is embracing Tim Burton's brand of weird, the makeup world has taken a traditional route, slapping the soigne young miss from Disney's orignal 1951 classic on everything from lipstick to palates to nail polish:

    Personally we're waiting for a wig collection or at least a Manic Panic hair dye collaboration!