Fashion designers The Blonds collaborated with Disney for their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, which features looks that channel the devious baddies from your favourite movies. “Disney Villains have long lived in the dark shadows of the beloved heroes and heroines of their stories,” Ken Potrock, president of consumer products and commercialization at Disney told WWD, “and yet these characters are just as celebrated.”
101 DALMATIANS’ CRUELLA DE VIL.
Yes, that’s Paris Hilton on the runway—with a teacup puppy, of course! Another standout Cruella look actually had the Dalmatian-obsessed antagonist’s face bedazzled onto a dress, complete with dramatic black and white furry fringes for her hair. And if you pay attention to the details, even the model’s nails—which were painted by nail experts CND—are a Dalmatian-spotted pattern.
THE LITTLE MERMAID’S URSULA.
Meanwhile, YouTube makeup artist Patrick Starr fully committed and embodied Ursula, with two models playing the sea witch’s pet eels Flotsam and Jetsam. Literally, a pair of people cos-playing as Flotsam and Jetsam is going to be next spring’s hottest accessory.
SNOW WHITE’S EVIL QUEEN.
Designer and The Blonds co-founder Phillipe Blond modelled an Evil Queen look (among other designs)—a dramatic number with a shiny golden cape, adorned with a mosaic of Snow White’s heart pierced through with a dagger.
ALICE IN THE WONDERLAND’S RED QUEEN.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG’S DR. FACILIER, AKA THE “SHADOW MAN.”
One of Disney’s most underrated, hair-raising, children nightmare-inducing villains, IMO. But looking good here, it must be noted.
AND, OF COURSE, SLEEPING BEAUTY’S MALEFICENT.
No Disney villain-themed runway show would not be complete without multiple Maleficent-inspired looks! While actress Dominique Jackson, a star of FX’s Pose, took on the Sleeping Beauty character’s dragon form in a sculptural bejewelled corset and ripped jeans, 10-year-old “Drag Kid” Desmond is Amazing walked down the runway as Maleficent in all her fierce crow glory. Look at those nails!
This is Disney’s first-ever villains fashion franchise. And the Blonds also designed regular, everyday—yet, still equally edgy—villain looks for fashion e-tailer Lauren Moshi. Just, you know, in case you can’t incorporate a horned bedazzled bodice into your wardrobe. (But, tbh, you totally could/should.)