Snow White made her debut in 1938 and to mark 80 years of the original Disney Princess, four legendary designers are celebrating by materializing her famed youth and innocence.
The designers — Alberta Ferretti, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa — drew inspiration from Snow White’s “gothic, Tudor look” to create “one-of-a-kind fairytale gowns for a 21st century Snow White.”
“As a little boy, all the Disney characters were a part of my education,” Khan said in a video about the project. And, as David Pacheco, the creative director at Disney, explained, there’s a lot to learn. For example, Snow White’s eyebrows are thin pencil lines with red ruby lips and “in order to keep the character looking young, she wore a little bow in her hair.” Pacheco added, “She was very special to Walt Disney. She set the ground rules for all the Disney Princesses.”