The fashion biz has always had an obsession with anything Disney-related, from the couture windows at Barneys to a runway show held at Disneyland Paris earlier this year. You may recall that Minnie Mouse hit the catwalk and her signature polka dot dress had been given a mini-makeover, courtesy of Lanvin.
I’m not sure exactly when this love of the Happiest Place on Earth began, but I can totally relate to it. I have the best memories of visiting the theme parks in California and Florida, and specifically, riding Space Mountain over and over!
The latest fashion insider to show Disney some love is, ahem, Love Magazine which put Minnie Mouse on the cover of its fifth anniversary issue. “As work began on this issue, that famous Herb Ritts shot of Madonna popped up on my Instagram feed, the one where she’s in bed wearing the Minnie Mouse ears,” said editor in chief Katie Grand.
“There was something about that look—knowing, but genuine, and genuinely sweet—that got me thinking. I’ve always been a big fan of Minnie’s style, that polka-dot bow and dress. So we set about getting my favourite models in Minnie Mouse ears that had been interpreted by the likes of Miu Miu and Jake and Dinos Chapman for Louis Vuitton. But that wasn’t enough: we had to get Minnie Mouse herself in on the act too.”
Minnie Mouse stars in the Love Magazine cover series that includes models such as Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who also happens to be our current cover star, with One Direction!)
More fashion designers that also got in on the Disney action for LOVE include Gucci, Loewe and Marc by Marc Jacobs. They all interpreted the silhouette of Minnie’s ears and bow.
Marc by Marc Jacobs