Disney executives in France have decided that Minnie Mouse’s old red and white polka dots dress wasn’t nearly sophisticated enough for Paris, so they got fancy Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz to make the rodent a new dress — a more “mature frock in royal blue and long sleeves that she can wear at special Paris events.”
Unveiled on a catwalk show in Disneyland Paris on Saturday evening, Minnie has lost her oversized hair bow that she has been sporting since 1028. Now she has a smaller-sized red tiara alongside a thick, bejeweled hourglass gown with padded shoulders.
“Walt Disney was the one that actually designed Minnie. It’s the first time an actual designer has come into the picture and designed a dress for her,” Lanvin’s designer Alber Elbaz said.
“It was a great challenge and responsibility to do. I just wanted her to shine… I wanted to give her a crown in red, and the dress in blue, (a signature) for Lanvin.”
Thankfully, Minnie will be allowed to keep her red and white look for normal events.