Minnie Mouse “Rocks the Dots” with Retrospective Fashion Exhibit
Fashion designer Christian Siriano revealed bespoke red carpet creation for Minnie on National Polka Dot Day
Los Angeles exhibit at The Paper Agency open to the public Saturday, Jan. 23, 12-8 pm
Stay tuned for my one-on-one interview with Fashion Designer, Christian Siriano. We will be discussing this incredible project, the love of all things Minnie, and what inspired him.
Coming in February!
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Photo Gallery Below courtesy ATOD Magazine
Disney announced Minnie Rocks the Dots, an interactive fashion and art installation celebrating the signature style of global icon Minnie Mouse. Launching in Los Angeles with a red carpet preview event on National Polka Dot Day (Jan. 22) before opening to the public, the exhibit took fans on a journey through the history of Minnie’s influence on fashion and pop culture since her black and white debut in 1928 and evolution into color.
Fashion designer Christian Siriano revealed a custom dress designed just for Minnie during the exclusive preview night on Jan. 22. Siriano, known for his whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes and accessories – has dressed many style icons over the years.
“Minnie Mouse and her iconic style have had a huge impact on me and on the fashion industry,” said fashion designer, Christian Siriano. “I drew inspiration from Minnie Mouse’s ability to light up room and designed a dress for her that is happy, playful and what I like to call ‘downtown chic.’ I also infused some special touches to celebrate her classic polka dots.”
Hot off the heels of the successful Minnie: Style Icon exhibition during London Fashion Week, Minnie Rocks the Dots, in collaboration with Refinery 29, featured iconic photographs, archive imagery and sketches from the 1930’s through the present day. Celebrity portraits of Twiggy and other fashion icons were on display.
“Minnie Mouse has long served as a fashion muse and appeared in runway shows for designers around the globe,” said Soo Koo, vice president of product development, Disney Consumer Products. “Her classic polka dot look has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades and continues to drive trends today.”
Minnie is known for her trademark polka dot dress. The exhibition also featured custom dresses worn by Minnie herself from countries including Russia and Mexico, as well as fashion pieces from around the world, directly inspired by Minnie.
Fans who attended the public event on Jan. 23 got a sneak peek at upcoming Minnie-inspired collaborations, in addition to being able to purchase brand new, limited edition items in a pop up shop. Minnie Rocks the Dots took place at The Paper Agency in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Additionally, fans of all ages can find the new Minnie Mouse Signature Collection at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com now. Inspired by Disney’s most fashionable icon, the Minnie Mouse Signature Collection includes apparel, stationary and accessories featuring Minnie Mouse’s signature polka dots and bows. On National Polka Dot Day, Disney Store released a glamorous Limited Edition Minnie Mouse doll to celebrate Disney’s first lady of fashion. These Minnie Mouse dolls are limited to 3,000 dolls and will be available in select Disney Store locations worldwide and online. The dolls will retail in the U.S. for $79.95.