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Renowned fashion brands Marc Jacobs and Valentino have revealed on social media their own clothing designs that can be used in Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Custom Design mode.

Marc Jacobs has shown six design items including dresses and coats, while Valentino showed off 25 designs based on dresses, coats, hats, and other items, all of which can actually be used in-game. This is a tie-in of sorts with the #ANIMALCROSSINGFASHIONARCHIVE project launched by photographer Kara Chung.

The fashion companies posted the designs on their Twitter and Instagram accounts, together with designer IDs and production IDs. Players can obtain these items in-game by searching for their favorite designs (using the designer/production ID) on the terminals found inside the store run by the Able Sisters dressmakers. While urban lockdowns and restrictions on going out to continue in the fight against COVID-19, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently made the headlines by providing its collection of over 400,000 digitalized pieces available to players of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This was made possible by adding a function to the museum's website where the share button for exhibited pieces is converted into a QR code for Animal Crossing.


For example, this piece by Hokusai can be imported into your Nintendo Switch by pressing the share button, then clicking the leaf mark, and reading the QR code from the Tanooportal smartphone app. Then you just need to choose a squarely cut-out area for use in Animal Crossing.


It looks like Japan will be under a state of emergency for some time yet, so why not invite your friends to a fashion show in your village or recharge your batteries by enjoying some fine art?

This article was originally written in Japan. The images and content are as they were in Japan at the time of writing.