D23’s Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume
Of all of the D23 exhibits that I’ve seen covered this weekend, I think the one I most regret missing is “Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
I mean, I’ll run into a lot of the other stuff by default — in the parks or via media — but these costumes will go right back into the vault!
Max Lark and Karina Schink of D23.com reported on this unique presentation:
The fabled Walt Disney Archives, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, has once again curated an exhibit for the D23 Expo, one that presents more than 70 spectacular costumes, from Mary Poppins to this summer’s Aladdin. The exhibit provides dazzling proof that when it comes to Disney storytelling, what characters wear plays a dramatic role in making the magic. The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, which includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent designers, past and present, including Academy Award®-winners Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Tony Walton, as well as Emmy® winner Ellen Mirojnick and Emmy nominees Eduardo Castro and Penny Rose, is a must-see stop for fans who appreciate the passion, dedication, and imagination of the world’s top costume designers who help bring filmed entertainment to life.
“I’ve been wanting to do this exhibition for many years,” says Becky Cline, director, Walt Disney Archives. “I’m happy fans will get an up-close look at these marvelous creations and discover just how integral costumes are to storytelling. I marvel at the details and ideas that costume designers weave into the fabrics of these amazing outfits—and I know our guests will, too.”
Many of the costumes on exhibit will be featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between, a dazzling new book out this September from Disney Editions. The book will also be available in advance exclusively at D23 Expo.
Check out some pics!
Which of the costumes pictured is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.