Minnie Mouse “Rocks the Dots” with Retrospective Fashion Exhibit

Fashion designer Christian Siriano to reveal bespoke red carpet
creation for Minnie on National Polka Dot Day

Los Angeles exhibit at The Paper Agency open to the public Saturday,
Jan. 23, 12-8 pm

GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney today announced Minnie Rocks the Dots, an interactive
fashion and art installation celebrating the signature style of global
icon Minnie Mouse, in collaboration with Refinery29. Launching in Los
Angeles with a red carpet preview event on National Polka Dot Day (Jan.
22) before opening to the public, the exhibit will take fans on a
journey through the history of Minnie’s influence on fashion and pop
culture since her black and white debut in 1928 and evolution into color.


Fashion designer Christian Siriano will reveal a custom dress designed
just for Minnie during the exclusive preview night on Jan. 22. Siriano,
known for his whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening
gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately
detailed shoes and accessories – has dressed many style icons over the
years.

“Minnie Mouse and her iconic style have had a huge impact on me and on
the fashion industry,” said fashion designer, Christian Siriano. “I drew
inspiration from Minnie Mouse’s ability to light up a room and designed
a dress for her that is happy, playful and what I like to call ‘downtown
chic.’ I also infused some special touches to celebrate her classic
polka dots.”

Hot off the heels of the successful Minnie: Style Icon exhibition
during London Fashion Week, Minnie Rocks the Dots will feature
iconic photographs, archive imagery and sketches from the 1930’s through
the present day. Celebrity portraits of Twiggy and other fashion icons
will be on display.

“Minnie Mouse has long served as a fashion muse and appeared in runway
shows for designers around the globe,” said Soo Koo, vice president of
product development, Disney Consumer Products. “Her classic polka dot
look has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the
decades and continues to drive trends today.”

Minnie is known for her trademark polka dot dress. The exhibition will
also feature custom dresses worn by Minnie herself from countries
including Russia and Mexico, as well as fashion pieces from around the
world, directly inspired by Minnie.

Fans who attend the public event on Jan. 23 get a sneak peek at upcoming
Minnie-inspired collaborations, in addition to being able to purchase
brand new, limited edition items in a pop up shop. Minnie Rocks the
Dots
will take place at The Paper Agency, 1050 S Olive St, Los
Angeles, CA 90015, will be free and open to the public on January 23
from 12-8 pm PT.

Follow @MinnieStyle on Instagram and rock your dots in celebration of
National Polka Dot Day #RockTheDots #MinnieStyle. Visit the Disney Style
blog or @MinnieStyle on Instagram for live updates from the two day
event.

Additionally, fans of all ages can find the new Minnie Mouse Signature
Collection at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com now. Inspired by Disney’s
most fashionable icon, the Minnie Mouse Signature Collection includes
apparel, stationary and accessories featuring Minnie Mouse’s signature
polka dots and bows. On National Polka Dot Day, Disney Store will
release a glamorous Limited Edition Minnie Mouse doll to celebrate
Disney’s first lady of fashion. These Minnie Mouse dolls are limited to
3,000 dolls and will be available in select Disney Store locations
worldwide and online. The dolls will retail in the U.S. for $79.95.

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt
Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product
experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to
books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the
imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney
into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is
comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney
Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand
priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment,
Disney & Pixar Animation Studios
, Disney Princess & Tinkerbell,
Lucasfilm 
and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide
(DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines
and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive
ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both
vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing
structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of
children around the world through Disney Learning, which includes our
flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English
and other Disney-themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain
operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350
stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality,
unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce channels in nine
countries, which can be found here.
For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com.

About Christian Siriano

Following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander
McQueen, Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008.
The Christian Siriano collection is now shown each season at New York
Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Known
for whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and
cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes
and accessories – the collection can be found at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf
Goodman, and other department stores and specialty boutiques around the
globe. In 2012 the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened on
Elizabeth Street in New York City, and in 2013 he was inducted as a
member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Christian Siriano also designs four seasonal collections of affordable
shoes and handbags for Payless ShoeSource, an ongoing guest designer
collaboration since 2009. Other design partnerships have included a
makeup line for Victoria’s Secret, and clothing and accessories with
Lane Bryant, HSN, Disney, Nordstrom, Puma, Starbucks, Spiegel, and
others. He is the youngest person to ever appear on the Crain’s “40
Under 40” list, was a member of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in
2015, and he co-founded accessories e-commerce retailer “Send the Trend”
and served as Chief Curator until its acquisition by QVC in 2012.
“Silhouette,” his first fragrance, launched in 2014. Christian Siriano
eyewear, handbags, bedding, and beauty collections will debut later this
year.

About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading digital lifestyle media company for an
independent-minded audience of over 100 million users across platforms.
Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, and
social, shareable content across all platforms, Refinery29 provides its
audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more
independent, stylish, and informed life. Please visit www.refinery29.com
for more information and to browse content.

Contacts

Disney
Liz Virji, 818.544.1926
Liz.Virji@Disney.com
or
Bollare
Amanda
Garland, 212.677.5400
amanda.garland@bollare.com