Opening Ceremony, keen on being one of the most insane places to be on Fashion’s Night Out for the third year running, has recruited a famous face that is guaranteed to make the hordes bigger and more unruly than ever: the honorable Miss Piggy. Her Pigness, a press release announces today, will make a “fabulous appearance” at the store’s Ace Hotel location on the night of September 8 to launch the Muppets x Opening Ceremony collection and pose for photos, all in celebration of the November 23 release of her film The Muppets! in which she plays a French Vogue editor. When Miss Piggy’s role was announced, we noted pleasingly that it was merely another step up in the fashion industry’s gradual embrace of barnyard animals and their culture, which, in a larger context, demonstrates the fashion industry’s democratization of fashion in a way more significant than something like Karl Lagerfeld’s Macy’s line ever could. With retail aiding the effort, one thing seems clear: The cats shall not stand alone.
Miss Piggy. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Disney Enterprises, Inc.