For the very first time in over a hundred years, Minnie Mouse will be adding to her wardrobe a new pantsuit. And interestingly, this wouldn’t just be any pair of old, tattered slacks, but an iconic silhouette designed by famous British fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Though a slight teaser of the new sartorial statement did hit the net quite early, her full makeover will come out in March in order to commemorate a couple of different dates- the first being International Women’s Day, and the second being the 30th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. A press statement regarding the project mentioned how McCartney had picked up this look because of her legacy of female leadership as well as her commitment to sustainability.
Minnie Mouse Gets A Makeover
In a press video shared by CNN, Stella McCartney mentions how Minnie Mouse would always have a special place in her heart. They share the same values, and what she loves most about the Disney character is that she personifies self-expression, happiness, authenticity- and the fact that she possesses great style.
Interestingly, the addition of a pantsuit to Minnie Mouse is symbolic of how pantsuits are quite a staple in most of the wardrobes of female leaders, with several politicals including Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany, Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, and US Vice President Kamala Harris each having their own version on this style. Clinton also caused a major ripple back in 2004 when her official portrait in the White House showed her in a midnight black suit- a first for a first lady’s portrait.
Minnie Mouse’s own statement-making ensemble is simply a blue tuxedo with black polka dots along with a matching bow, and it is also made with responsibly sourced fabrics. In the video, McCartney hoped that the look will epitomize Minnie as a symbol of empowerment and progress for this generation.