As a D23 Expo newbie, there have been a lot of firsts and a ton of enjoyable moments. Thus far, I have truly enjoyed the fashion – seeing what people are wearing (cosplay vs. Disneybounding) and perusing the galleries of Minnie fashions and Edna E. Mode sketches.
I’m a museum enthusiast, as I like to observe, absorb, and learn a bit of history and inspiration.
Paired with the Minnie Van Honda Odyssey display was the Minnie’s Style: The Fashion of Minnie Mouse which included ten various Minnie looks from highlighted moments in time.
Scroll through to peruse Minnie’s museum gallery and learn a bit of Minnie fashion trivia.
This pink and purple ombre ensemble with embroidered stars and crescent moons capture the magic of the enchantress Minnie. A sash with Minnie’s signature bow ties the look together. Fuschia heels top off the look.
In honor of the diamond celebration, Minnie wore an effervescent red sequin party dress overlaid with rhinestones. The red is accented by pops of blue and crystal gems at the neckline and waist. Red “ruby slippers” finish the look.
Minnie’s iconic silhouette was recreated in gentle tones of pink with gold (!!! my fave) accents to match the celebration’s gilded theme. Golden heels are crowned with Chinese roses that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese. In my eyes, this is Aurora Minnie.
To capture the iconic style of National Polka Dot Day, Siriano of Project Runway fame drew inspiration from Minnie’s playful attitude, pairing splatters of bows from head to toe with a touch of sparkle. I see a hint of Jackie O in the silhouette and choice of pink, too. I could’ve done without the splattered ink, however. It makes the dress appear messy and still in progress.
Maybe the splatters were added for some grunge to avoid the prim and proper look, but I’m just not a fan of that element.
This dress was custom dyed a vivid bleu de France and topped with 53 custom appliqués polka dots in a scale and pattern that only the fabulous Minnie can rock. Patent leather accents pair with the glitz of sequins and frill of bloomers. Inspired by the signature monogram belt buckles of Olympia Le-Tan, a custom sculpted and 3-D printed “M” was created in a chic matte black finish.
In celebration of Disneyland Paris’ 20th anniversary, Minnie donned this deep purple neoprene masterpiece. Subtle bows sit on the shoulders while jewels make up the body of the dress.
Minnie Mouse graced the red carpet donning this classically chic dress. Bendet opted for a trendy high-low gown decked with signature black sequin polka dots. The lining of the dress, as seen on the “low” of the high-low dress is sealed with Minnie’s kissy pout. To be one with the red carpet, classic red stilettos were chosen.
Minnie teamed with model Masha Tyelna in this Mink and Roses ensemble, as one of nine outfits for Russian Vogue’s April 2008 Issue.
Minnie was suited for a vacation in Moscow, in a velveteen jacket lined with faux mink fur and accented with quilted and sequined roses and braded claps. Ovsiyoy did away with Minnie’s traditional heels and went full-on Russian with cozy faux fur-lined boots.
To herald the “Year of Wishes”, Minnie was outfitted in a sailoresque dress. Red and white ombre make up the body of the dress with blue pinstripes. A gorgeous fluttery blue outer layer is reminiscent of the ocean, her gold and blue belt pulling it together as Capt. Minnie.
For the cheerful festivities of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Anniversary, Minnie was outfitted in a golden yellow dress that was all cheer of various colored polka dots. One quick glance made me think circus spotlight with the color scheme and the ruffle accents. Minnie’s bowed shoes put the bow on the present.
Which Minnie was your favorite, fashionistas? Let us know in the comments.
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