Walt Disney's Minnie Mouse to wear Stella McCartney's pantsuit in wardrobe makeover
The Walt Disney Company has announced that its Minnie Mouse character will swap her iconic red polka-dot dress for a pantsuit designed British designer Stella McCartney.
The new look will debut in March 2022 to mark Disneyland Paris' 30th Anniversary and Women's History Month, with McCartney describing the new take on the signature polka dots as "a symbol of progress for a new generation".
As part of the International Women's Rights Day campaign, Disney and McCartney are also collaborating for conscious collaboration as part of the designer's autumn/winter 2022 show, which will debut at Paris Fashion Week.
While the design of the limited-edition Minnie Mouse t-shirt has not been revealed yet, Disney has announced that it will be available online and in Stella McCartney stores on 8 March. McCartney is also launching a limited-edition product line inspired by the Disney movie Fantasia.
Designer Stella McCartney said in a statement: "I am delighted to be working with the one, the only, the iconic Minnie Mouse. I have designed a custom outfit for her in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Minnie has always had a special place in my heart. We share the same values.
"I wanted Minnie to wear her very first pantsuit at Disneyland Paris, so I have designed one of my iconic costumes – a blue tuxedo – using responsibly sourced fabrics. This new take on her signature polka dots makes Minnie Mouse a symbol of progress for a new generation."