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.
“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.”
“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!”
Other designers in the collection include HARVEYS, ALEX AND ANI, Loungefly and Star Warsactress 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.