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Minnie Mouse is trading her iconic red dress for a power pantsuit

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

For the primary time in her almost century-long life, Minnie Mouse will add a pantsuit to her wardrobe. And it will not be simply any outdated pair of tailor-made slacks, however an iconic silhouette from British designer Stella McCartney.

Though a sneak peek of Minnie’s new sartorial assertion hit the web early, her full makeover will likely be unveiled in March to commemorate two completely different dates: International Women’s Day and the thirtieth anniversary of Disneyland Paris. A press assertion concerning the mission mentioned McCartney was chosen to create the look due to “her legacy of female leadership,” in addition to her dedication to sustainability.

“Minnie has always had a special place in my heart,” McCartney mentioned in a press video shared with CNN. “We share the same values, and what I love about Minnie is that she personifies happiness, self-expression, authenticity…plus she has such great style.”

Pantsuits are a staple in feminine leaders’ wardrobes, with politicians together with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Vice President Kamala Harris every having their very own recognizable tackle the fashion. Clinton caused a stir in 2004 when her official White House portrait was unveiled three years after the Clinton administration ended, exhibiting her in a midnight black go well with — a first for a first woman’s portrait.

Minnie’s personal statement-making ensemble is a bespoke blue tuxedo with black polka dots and matching bow, and it is made with “responsibly sourced fabrics,” McCartney defined within the video. She hopes the brand new look will make Minnie “a symbol of progress and empowerment for a new generation.”

Minnie ditching her famed red dress comes on the heels of stories that the inexperienced M&M has traded her white go-go boots for comfy sneakers. And whereas a fictional feminine character lastly getting a new outfit won’t appear to be a divisive matter (Mickey has been granted a little extra flexibility over time, together with wizard’s robes), the Minnie announcement has been met with blended suggestions, together with a essential phase on Fox News that includes host Jesse Watters and Candace Owens.

“They’re making her more masculine,” Owens mentioned on “Jesse Watters Primetime,” including that Minnie Mouse in pants is an try to “destroy fabrics of our society.”

McCartney declined to touch upon Owens’ remarks.

Internet customers, nevertheless, have identified that this is not Minnie’s first time foregoing her dress. In 2019, Disney Cruise Line debuted Captain Minnie in a red and white maritime uniform with pants — each as an inspirational outfit for younger ladies and, presumably, a sensible one to be out at sea.

For this International Women’s Day, the collaboration with McCartney may also embody a restricted T-shirt assortment — that includes Minnie with the phrase “Divine Feminine” — which can seem on the runway on the March 7 Stella McCartney Winter 2022 present and be accessible for buy the next day.

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