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27 September 2011 @ 03:08 pm
Disney Princess Designer Collection: Dress Inspirations, Graphics, & Fan Art  

As the Disney Store will be taking a break from the Designer Collection for a few weeks, I thought now would be a good time to show off some of the speculation, graphics, and fan art inspired by the series.

The Disney Princess Collectables Tumblr was trying to pinpoint what dresses inspired the collection, and here are some of their suggestions:

Cinderella || Marilyn Monroe, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Snow White || Elizabeth Taylor

Aurora || Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress (1953)

Pocahontas || Grace Kelly

Mulan || Audrey Hepburn

Belle || Emma Watson

Ariel || Demi Moore (2010 Oscars)

I only really agree with Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora as the Designer Collection was inspired by fashion from the 50s and 60s (so sayeth the Disney Blog). But the dresses they found really do look like the Princess's :D

Designer Collection Concept Art from The Disney Princess on Tumblr

Designer Collection Graphics by The Princess Grotto on Tumblr

Designer Princesses by with-drops-of-jupiter on Tumblr

Ariel and Rapunzel WIP by whenyoubelieve on DeviantArt

Designer Fashions Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Rapunzel and Aurora by Taijavigilia on Deviant and Tumblr

Designer Ariel (as previously posted here) and Designer Belle by HollyBell on DeviantArt

Designer Princess Ariel by CicamatriceMiki on DeviantArt

Chibi Designer Princesses by Luddie on DeviantArt

Designer Collection Giselle by AyameClyne on DeviantArt

Designer Villain Ursula by smallvillereject on DeviantArt

These are just the ones I've found. If you have other favorites, please share them in the comments!

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Amanda Panda: ursulashlupquack on September 27th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I love everything about this post. For some reason it didn't occur to me that people would be drawing fanart of the princesses in their fancy new dresses! Pretty!!!

Ugh, I need something from this collection. I'm going shopping.
BGEbehindgrey_eyes on September 27th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome post as always :D I loooove those water colours of the girls. SO PRETTY.

Ursula made me giggle. The villains should get a designer line too! :)
Tako: *bellechacusha on September 27th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
I really like the first three; I think those are spot-on/a good catch. But Pocahontas's dress looks much more modern to me to be compared with Grace Kelly, I think.

The fanart is fantastic -- I really like the Giselle and the Ursula in particular. <3

Oh random, but I was wondering if there could be a tag in this comm for Designer Collection posts (like "other: merchandise: designer collection" or something)? I feel like there's been a lot of buzz and posts about it, so it should get a special tag that can be used to look up posts about it. :)
Abigail: Disney Princess Designer Collectionmdmbrightside on September 27th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
A tag for the collection is really is something to think about. At first I kept a running list of the posts I was doing and tacked them to the end of my entries. Then I added in any posts made to the comm about the Designer Collection, so the list has gotten really long. With a tag, no one would have to rely on my posts to find all the entries. Thanks for the suggestion!
Fabrice Fabricepikapika217 on September 27th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ursula & Giselle's are quite lovely. And the inspiration speculations are awesome too!
Ashleyashleychan16 on September 27th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
OMG! I LOVE Luddie's little chibi Rapunzel! *^-^*

And also LOVE Giselle! Forgot to mention her in my intro post. If she were actually a Princess (and i think she definitely should be!) She would probably be my favorite! I just love her so much! <3
qlbunnies: mulan hugs emperorqlbunnies on September 27th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
I love all the artwork! Coincidentally, I've been working on some Designer Collection fan art myself - I'll post it when I'm done. :)
Abigail: Disney Princess Designer Collectionmdmbrightside on September 27th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
I look forward to seeing it! :D
Honeylovedbyahero on September 27th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I was wondering why Cinderella's gown seemed to familiar!
Belle de Winter : Princess of a Parallel World: Belle Rosebelledewinter on September 27th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those are lovely. ♥ When did Emma Watson wear that dress, though?
Abigail: Disney Princess Designer Collectionmdmbrightside on September 27th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
The original post said 2008, and after a bit of sleuthing I found out it came from an Italian Vogue, September 2008 issue:

Though we can also see they changed the coloration of the dress to look more like Belle's.
Ochibaochibawolf on September 27th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
I want a LE release of the villains soooo bad!!!
lauren: winter flowers ♣ dreamcullenpale_lamb on September 27th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Amazing post ♥
super_mooglessuper_moogles on September 27th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
That Ursula is awesome!!

And dude. I know. Villain dolls rock. I know there was a brief line that included Ursula, Jafar, Malificent, and the Evil Queen, but some of the dolls are rare and very hard to come by (Jafar in particular). They need more villain merchandise!
(formerly emharri): gisellerizbef on September 28th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
I know why Giselle isn't an official princess, but I really wish she was. She's always forgotten :\

But I love the fanart here! all very beautiful and well-drawn
Abigail: Disney Princess Designer Collectionmdmbrightside on September 28th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Money issues. Paying Amy Adams ad infinitum for her likeness would cost Disney too much over time. But Giselle is a Princess in our hearts ♥
(formerly emharri): giggle - eilonwyrizbef on September 28th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. But I still wish she was an official princess. Eilonwy too; Disney doesn't need to pay royalties for her...

Edited at 2011-09-28 03:43 am (UTC)
super_mooglessuper_moogles on September 28th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
I also think that Kida (princess of the Atlantians), Esmarelda (princess of the gypsies...sort of! xD), Megura (princess of the Gods [sort of kind of at the end but then not really]! Hello?! xD), Jane (princess of the jungle), and Wendy (princess of Neverland!) should be considered princess in their own way too x3 But of course we can't have everything lol.
(formerly emharri): ballgownrizbef on September 29th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
ah yeah Kida definitely, as she's an actual princess. I feel guilty forgetting about her ^^;
Christina Joy: ♫ disney stock → earschristinadagood on September 28th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Haha, I loved seeing theprincessgrotto graphics on here! I really must finish it =)
Abigail: Disney Princess Designer Collectionmdmbrightside on September 28th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Please do! Your graphics are gorgeous :D