Minnie Mouse Celebrates in Lanvin
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The bejewelled hourglass royal-blue gown had long sleeves and padded shoulders and was revealed at a Disneyland Paris catwalk show. Minnie greeted farewell to her famous red dress with the white polka dots as well as to her signature extra large hair bow, now replaced by a red tiara. "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 told The Associated Press following the show.
"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." The dress won applause from the celebrity-filled front row, including French actress Virginie Ledoyen and Russian model Natalia Vodianova. The rest of the Disney divas walked the show in creations by eight other designers including Jean Paul Knott and legendary milliner Philip Treacy.