When in Paris, Minnie Wears Lanvin


minnie's designer fashionOne of the  things I appreciate most about Disney is their attention to detail. Every character on our Disney cruise had a wardrobe as well thought out as my own, from Mickey’s tuxedo to Minnie’s marabou trimmed evening gown, everyone seemed to have an outfit for every occasion. Tropical island wear during the days, festive holiday sweaters at night, sailor gear on the first day to full pirate costumes on pirate night. If I were a clothing designer? I’d want to dress Mickey and Minnie.

Last year there was a bit of a kerfuffle when Barney’s displayed a very skinny Minnie in their store windows for the holidays. Apparently the suggestion that only svelte figures could make designer gowns look good didn’t sit well with many people. Clearly, Barney’s was unfamiliar with Minnie’s rich designer filled past. Chinese designer Vivienne Tam made matching red Chinese New Year’s outfits for Mickey and Minnie back in 2008 which were debuted at Hong Kong Disneyland. Minnie’s so famous she even had an OPI polish line inspired by and named after her!

Next month Minnie will be wearing a Lanvin dress to the 20th anniversary celebration at Disneyland Paris. (When in Rome (or Paris), wear designer!) Minnie will be leading a fashion show at Disneyland Paris held on March 23rd in her custom bejeweled cobalt blue Lanvin dress that matches her eyes and shows off her shoes. In this adorable video you see Minnie, designer Alber Elbaz, along with the Lanvin team fitting Minnie into a dress fit for a mouse.


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I say we forever keep Minnie exactly the way she is (and maybe get her on an episode of Project Runway!)

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Image Credits (L to R) Barneys New York, Lanvin, Disney