Minnie Mouse makeover

Minnie Mouse Gets Designer Makeover [Photos, Videos]

Beloved Disney character Minnie Mouse has received a designer makeover.

Gone is the trademark polka dotted red dress, hair bow, and too big yellow shoes. And who can forget the white bloomers and gloves?

The Minnie Mouse of your childhood has upgraded her wardrobe, opting for a more mature look in a long-sleeved, bejeweled hourglass royal blue gown with padded shoulders. Topping off the look is a brilliant red tiara and silver shoes. In an homage to her signature look, Minnie retains her white gloves.

Would Walt Disney approve of the update to the character he created 85 years ago?

“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,” said Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz after a Disneyland Paris catwalk show Saturday evening. “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 look was generally well-received by the audience, but not everyone liked Minnie Mouse’s new look. One audience member said Minnie’s new look was “a bit mother of the bride” and that he preferred her polka dotted dress. If it’s any consolation to fans of Minnie’s signature look, she’ll be keeping her red and white look for regular events. The gown is specifically for special Paris events.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Steamboat Willie