Lifestyle & Belief

Minnie Mouse makeover features designer dress


Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors during the grand opening day of Hong Kong Disneyland September 12, 2005 in Hong Kong (Photo by MN Chan/Getty Images)


MN Chan

For Minnie Mouse, the bow and red and white polka dots are out, and a mature, royal blue gown is in.  Disney has unveiled a new look for its popular character in a catwalk show in Disneyland Paris. Minnie's new costume is a matronly a dress designed by Lanvin.

"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.

More from GlobalPost: Mickey Mouse and fellow Disney stars perform in North Korea 

The latest makeover came after Disney suffered an embarrassment last year when Minnie Mouse got another high-fashion makeover. Barneys, the high-end New York department store, made Minnie super slim and and tall for its holiday window displays, the Christian Science Monitor reported

Minnie's temporary size 0, 5-11 frame sparked a petition, which argued that "there is something wrong with changing a beloved children’s character’s body so that it looks good in a dress that almost nobody looks good in - adding to the tremendous pressure on young girls and women to attain photoshop perfection."