Minnie: Style Icon exhibition in partnership with the British Fashion Council to open at London Fashion Week and showcase exclusive photography by Georgia May Jagger
An exclusive photographic exhibition exploring the character of Minnie Mouse and her influence on fashion and pop culture will open during London Fashion Week in partnership with the British Fashion Council.
Minnie: Style Icon, which will be housed at Blacks Members Club, Dean Street, London, will run from 18th to 20th September 2015 and look at the fashion attributes of Minnie Mouse and how these have been used and interpreted by the fashion industry around the world.
The exhibition will bring together photographs from the 1930’s up to present day including archive imagery and sketches, celebrity portraits and fashion spreads. Highlights will include never-before-seen images shot by and starring, model and photographer Georgia May Jagger as well as the famous Madonna, Tokyo 1987 shot by Herb Ritts, an African-themed Minnie shoot for Vogue Germany featuring Chanel Iman and British designer Ashley William’s Minnie Style collection for DAZED magazine.
The character of Minnie Mouse was created by Walt Disney and made her debut alongside Mickey Mouse in Disney’s Steam Boat Willy animation in 1928. Patterned after the 1920’s flapper as portrayed by actress Colleen Moore, her trademark polka dot skirt was inspired by Coco Chanel and her “Easy Jersey” collection. From her early pillbox flower hat which inspired ladies hat trends to her famous bow and ears, Minnie has been looked to for style inspiration since her inception and has celebrity fans all over the world including Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kourtney Kardashian and Lady Gaga to name but a few.
Caroline Rush, CEO at the British Fashion Council said: ‘We are thrilled to be supporting this beautifully curated exhibition dedicated to Minnie Mouse. The exhibition strives to show how pop culture can inspire fashion and why the London fashion scene is so good at providing a new and creative take on things. Fashion can be very serious, but it should also be fun, which is why this sits so well as part of our official schedule.’
Francesca R. Gianesin, Vice President, Disney Consumer Products, Fashion & Lifestyle EMEA said ‘Most people are familiar with Minnie Mouse and her famous polka dots or bow, and love Minnie as a fashion icon, but the aim of this exhibition is to present Minnie in a different and unexpected light – seen through the lens of some of the most famous names in fashion and celebrities including Georgia May Jagger who has created photographic works exclusively for this event’
Georgia May Jagger said: ‘As a Minnie fan, I was really interested in helping to curate the Minnie: Style Icon exhibition for London Fashion Week. I’m also really excited to be including my own photographic work in the exhibition, interpreting Minnie’s style in a different way and showing how the classic often inspires the contemporary’
Minnie: Style Icon is free and will be open to the public on 19th and 20th September 2015. More information on the exhibition and registration for tickets will be available on the Blacks Club website from 1st September 2015 – www.blacksclub.com