Behind the Scenes: Cinderella + More to Walk the Runway at Disney Catwalk Show
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Disneyland Paris is hosting a catwalk show on March 23 featuring designs by Sister by Sibling and more. Get a sneak peek of Cinderella here!
We’ve seen Disney go haute couture a couple of times before (Harrods’ holiday windows, anyone?) — but guess what’s happening next? If you guessed “runway show,” you’re absolutely right!
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration this year, Disneyland Paris will be hosting a catwalk show on March 23 featuring high fashion versions of many of Disney’s iconic characters—and of course they’re getting the best of the best to design the outfits. We’d expect nothing less from the House of Mouse! Want a sneak peek? Take a look at the sketch above!
According to Vogue UK, British label Sister by Sibling, which specializes in knitwear, have created a costume inspired by Cinderella’s famous blue ball gown for the event (that’s the one seen in the sketch up top). Said label’s design team, Sid Bryan, Joe Bates, and Cozette McCreery, “Revisiting Disney’s Cinderella as an adult has been an amazing experience and to be asked to design for Disneyland Paris from this starting point was a joy. Sister by Sibling immediately felt an affinity with the three mice within the story: Friendly, helpful with an inner strength, and a familiar easy-going humor. And so, with the help of Jack (Sid), Gus (Joe), and Mary (Cozette), Cinderella will go to the ball and this ball will be rockin’!” Their final creation is gorgeous knitted mini featuring hand embroidery, with the finishing touch being a pair of Katie Grand for Hogan high-tops—with customized sparkle, of course. Cinderella’s got to have her glass slipper, after all.
The designers chosen for the show represent a variety of countries; Sister by Sibling, for example, represents the UK. Other participating designers include Philip Treacy for Ireland, Luisa Beccaria for Italy, Alexander Terekhov for Russia, Michalsky for Germany, Custo Barcelona for Spain—and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Lanvin for France. If the (extremely short) teaser Lanvin posted on YouTube back in February is anything to go by, they’ll be responsible for Minnie Mouse’s haute couture makeover:
Looks like Disney is all grown up!
Tell us: Which Disney character would you most like to see strut their stuff on the runway?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.