Good news for all Mickey Mouse lovers out there! Disney Parks announced that now you’ll have the popular Mickey Mouse ear hats and Minnie Mouse headbands in groovy designs from a host of Hollywood and fashion industry creatives.
The fashion brands Coach and The Blonds, jewellery brand Alex and Ani, bridal gown maestro Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson, supermodels- Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss and Star Wars famed actress Ashley Eckstein are collaborating to give the iconic Disney headwear the makeover.
“As a lifelong lover of Disney, and the joy and happiness, not to mention fantasy, Disney has inspired in all of us,” Wang said in a statement of her fall 2020 release. “I am both thrilled and honored to have partnered with them to create a Vera Wang Disney wedding veil with the iconic mouse ears so symbolic of their global brand.”
A preliminary sketch of Wang’s contribution was included in Monday’s press release from Disney Parks.
As a tribute to all Star Wars fans, the company recruited Eckstein to play-up the cross-over appeal between the legendary brands.
“Last year, Disney came to me and asked if I would be interested in designing my own pair of Minnie ears,” Eckstein posted on her Instagram. “I was shocked and in utter disbelief! I spent an entire weekend sketching ideas and the entire process has just been surreal… I’m ‘hopeful’ that you will love my upcoming #StarWars inspired ears this summer as much as I do!”
This is not for the first time that Disney will be curating Star Wars inspired products. In fact, Star Wars universe is represented twice in the form of Yoda and Chewbacca ear hats.
The ear hats and headbands will be available beginning May 24, 2019 at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and online at www.shopdisney.com New designs will be unveiled monthly with additional designers announced during the run.