New Disney Parks Designer Collection Celebrates Legendary Mouse Duo, Available at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Online at shopDisney.com
BURBANK, Calif. (May 13, 2019) – Today, Disney announced an exclusive, limited-release collection of Mickey ear hats and Minnie ear headbands designed by notable celebrities, designers and artists extending the stories of fan-favorite Disney Parks attractions and characters rolling out each month.
The innovative designer collaborations take the popular headwear to new heights and come from an array of famed designers including Vera Wang, The Blonds, Betsey Johnson, Cupcakes and Cashmere, COACH and more. In addition, an all-new design by supermodel, television host and entrepreneur Heidi Klum will be released this fall. In 2020, another exciting design will come from American supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss.
“As a lifelong lover of Disney, and the joy and happiness, not to mention fantasy Disney has inspired in all of us— I am both thrilled and honored to have partnered with them to create the Vera Wang Disney wedding veil with the iconic mouse ears so symbolic of their global brand,” said New York designer, Vera Wang. “The hand sewn crystal and pearl embroidery, together with the same silk and tulle fabrics that we use in our wedding gowns, bring a sense of authenticity and beauty to this signature headpiece. To brides and collectors alike, this is a special item to treasure and celebrate!”
“Bedazzling the most famous ears in the world is like a dream come true for me. I am still pinching myself, said Heidi Klum. “To all Mickey and Minnie fans – I hope you love wearing them as much as I do.”
Other designers in the collection include HARVEYS, ALEX AND ANI, Loungefly and Star Wars actress Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe. Artists from around the world will also expand upon the stories of some of the most beloved characters and attractions in a whole new way, including designs from artists as featured in the WonderGround Art Galleries such as NOAH, SHAG, Jerrod Maruyama and Dave Perillo.
“Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are synonymous with the inspiration and optimism that the Disney brand embodies,” said Lisa Baldzicki, vice president of Merchandise and Product Development for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “The iconic ear silhouette immediately sparks fond Disney memories for me and all our guests, and we are beyond excited to collaborate with an incredible roster of creative talent for this new line celebrating that magic.”
Designs from the Disney Parks Designer Collection will be revealed monthly with additional designers announced in the coming months. Ear hats and headbands from the collection will be available at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and online at shopDisney.com/Disney-Parks-Designer-Collection.
About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products brings the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create magical memories that last a lifetime.
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than sixty years later, Disney has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, with iconic businesses including six resort destinations with 12 theme parks and 52 resorts in the United States, Europe, and Asia with approximately 160,000 cast members; a top-rated cruise line with four ships and plans for three more to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; the world’s largest games licensor across all platforms; more than 200 Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.
These experiences are created by Disney Imagineers, the creative force behind experiences found in Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships, and consumer products—including books, games, and merchandise.