• Tue, Oct 23 2012

Disney Princesses In High Fashion From Marchesa To Versace

A little while back, Vogue hired Annie Leibovitz to shoot the beautiful Natalia Vodianova as Alice–along with a bunch of fashion designers as various character in Wonderland. The shoot was so massivle popular that it unleashed a deluge of Disney princesses (or classic female heroines) reinterpreted as more fashionable versions of themselves–as fashion illustrations, as covergirls, as an Urban Outfitters campaignVogue even bit on itself by doing the exact same thing with Keira Knightley as Dorothy (shot by Leibovitz also).

Anyway, the latest serving of the trope is this new campaign video from Harrod’s–the fancy UK department store–which imagines Disney princesses in high fashion (set to sweeping music).

Here’s Ariel in Marchesa:

Pocahontas in Roberto Cavalli:

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty in Elie Saab:

Cinderella (looking appropriately January Jones-esque) in Versace:

Jasmine in Escada:

Tiana in Ralph & Russo:

Rapunzel in Jenny Packham:

We don’t get very good glances of Snow White or Belle–and apparently Mulan is supposed to be in there, but we didn’t see her. You can try to spot the others (and see them all in motion) at The Telegraph, plus concept sketches.

Also, we’ve never seen Princess & The Frog. Did she have a golden orb? Did that play prominently in the story?

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  • S

    the orb plays a role in the original fairy tale, as it is the ball with which the princess was playing and that fell in the well where the frog-prince was. But it’s not in the film I think…

  • kj

    Haven’t seen Princess and the Frog, but that one is by far my favourite picture of the lot…

  • Sadie Dorsey

    I’ve seen Princess and the Frog and like the poster below me states the globe was in the original story but in the Disney version it was not included.