Friday, November 2, 2012

Harrods' Disney Princesses

Cinderella, Aurora, Pocahontas, Belle... The Disney princesses have been a huge part of our childhood and growth into femininity and maturity. Overcoming villains, finding our prince... We have idolized these fictional characters even until today, whether we realize it or not.  For years, I have found myself wanting these iconic women to come into real life- and in a way, they finally have. 

I'm not talking about the gorgeous women you stand in line for hours at Disneyland or even the variations of costumes we see on Halloween night that newborns to college sorority girls dress themselves in. I'm talking about at Harrods!

Yesterday, on November 1, Harrods' infamous UK location has finally displayed their versions of Disney's princesses. These princesses have gotten the ultimate makeover. They model more mature and super chic couture gowns of our favorite designers, like Versace, Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Valentino, Escada, Ralph & Russo and Jenny Packham.

Take a look at each designers' interpretation:

Cinderella in Donatella Versace
"'You shall go to the ball', in a stunning contemporary interpretation complete with golden layers, a tiara, a bold statement-necklace and of course, glass slippers – emblazoned with the iconic Versace medusa motif."

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in Elie Saab
"Encapsulating the natural grace and innocence of Aurora, this beautiful gown in pale pink is embellished with scattered exquisite beading."

Pocahontas in Roberto Cavalli
"Featuring soft, golden and natural earthy colours, this gown incorporates prints evocative of dream catchers with pearl detailing. The lightness of a feather and the wings of a butterfly, it is perfect for a princess in love with freedom."

Mulan in Missoni
"A land of silk and jade has inspired this oriental kimono-style dazzling creation, that features bold turquoise shades and red detailing."

Tiana (The Princess & the Frog) in Ralph & Russo
"A dream come true, this mint evening gown with a sweetheart neckline and mesh overlay, features scattered crystals that cascade into a layered tulle skirt."

Snow White in Oscar de la Renta
"'Someday your prince will come…' This silk gown is divine with intricate embroidery across the bodice and a floor-sweeping cape in signature red."

Belle (Beauty & the Beast) in Valentino
"A fantasy-like dress in silk chiffon with a sheer hooded cape and layers of exquisite pleats, is accessorised with bespoke signature studded flats and a silver flower bag."

Rapunzel by Jenny Packham
"A magical dress in pale grey adorned with incredible beading that should never be locked away."

Ariel (The Little Mermaid) in Marchesa
"A chic and elegant deep blue silk evening gown has been beautifully crafted to combine luxurious draped fabrics, which perfectly embody modern feminine style – capturing Ariel’s adventurous under-the-sea spirit."

Jasmin (Aladdin) in Escada
"An exotic fuchsia silk chiffon gown encompasses the fiery beauty of Jasmine, complete with an extravagant golden flower belt."

What do you think of these gowns? 

Which ones are your favorites? Personally, I loved Cinderella's, Pocahontas' and Rapunzel's. 

If you were a Disney princess, which designer would you want to create your dream gown?

To see a video of the gowns in detail, Click Here.

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