MINNIE Mouse debuted in Steamboat Willie in 1928 and has been a staple character for The Walt Disney Company ever since.
She is known for her white gloves, bow, polka dot dress, white bloomers and low-heeled shoes, but changed her look in January 2022.
Who designed Minnie Mouse’s new look?
For the first time in its 93-year history, Minnie Mouse will now wear a pantsuit for Disneyland Paris’ 30th anniversary celebration.
The new look was created by Stella McCartney.
“I am thrilled to be working with the one, only, iconic Minnie Mouse,” McCartney said in a statement, via People.
“What I love about Minnie is that she embodies happiness, self-expression, authenticity and inspires people of all ages around the world. Plus, she has such a great style!”
Speaking of the design, McCartney revealed that Minnie’s new look was inspired by one of her own iconic costumes.
“I wanted Minnie to wear her very first pantsuit at Disneyland Paris, so I designed one of my signature costumes – a blue tuxedo – using responsibly sourced fabrics,” the designer explained.
Adding: “This new take on her iconic polka dots makes Minnie Mouse a symbol of progress for a new generation. She’ll be wearing it in honor of Women’s History Month, March 2022. Can’t wait for you to see this new look at Walt Disney Studios Park!”
Who is Stella McCartney?
Born September 13, 1971, McCartney, 50, is known as an English fashion designer who owns her own eponymous clothing label.
She is also known as the daughter of English singer-songwriter Sir Paul McCartney and the late Linda McCartney.
Prior to her role in the fashion industry, McCartney graduated from Ravensbourne University in London.
Over the years, she has designed countless pieces including clothing, handbags, shoes and children’s clothing. She has also collaborated with big brands like Adidas and Disney.
As of January 2022, she had an estimated net worth of $75 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
What have people said about Minnie’s new look?
Since the release of Minnie’s new look, many have had mixed opinions about her.
Candance Owens openly discussed her views on-air during Wednesday’s Fox News show, saying Disney is trying to distract people from the real issues by “trying to destroy the fabrics of our society.”
“That’s why people don’t take these people seriously,” Owens said.
“They take all those things that no one was offended about. It’s as if they have to get rid of them and destroy them because they are bored. You know, they are absolutely bored.
She then claimed that it was an attempt to distract people from the real political and economic issues.
“They’re trying to destroy the fabrics of our society, pretending there’s trouble for everyone to look over here,” Owens continued. “Look at Minnie Mouse, don’t look at inflation, [Jesse Watters]. Look at Minnie Mouse!
“The world moves on because you have it in a pantsuit. It doesn’t matter that you can’t buy anything at the grocery store and you can only buy a piece of bacon if you have $30 in your pocket. At least we’re tackling the real problem, which is Minnie Mouse!
Other users on Twitter seemed to agree with Owens’ opinion with one writing: “No more woke bs. The design is cool, but we’re talking about a character that’s almost 100 years old. The og look is timeless, and everything the point of this one was to differentiate her from Mickey (especially in the 1920s) Minnie in costume makes her look like Mickey in costume.
Despite some negative comments, others expressed different opinions based on Owens’ comments.
One user added, “Oh look, there’s Minnie Mouse in pants. In a way, it doesn’t destroy the fabric of society. Just being a cute cartoon mouse, like you do.”
Another wrote: ‘If things like Minnie Mouse changing outfits can destroy your society, it was worth nothing in the first place.’
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