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Disney announces mouse ear collaborations with celebrities, well-known designers

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Disney parks will soon be more stylish than ever, thanks to a limited-edition collection of Mickey and Minnie Mouse ear hats and headbands designed by a host of celebrities, fashion brands and artists.

Starting May 24, visitors to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be able to score the items from the Disney Parks Designer Collection — an inaugural partnership with 18 ads, which will run until the summer of 2020, Disney Parks Blog posts.

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Striking fashion-world names set to design their own iconic mouse ears are Betsey Johnson, Alex and Ani, Heidi Klum, Blondes, Loungefly, Coach, Vera Wang, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Karlie Kloss. Artists such as Noah Fine Art, Jerrod Maruyama, and Loungefly, among others.

Disney Imagineers Kim Irvine, Kevin Rafferty and Joe Rohde, will also have a hand in the company.

“A lot of the designs in the collection is inspired by the beloved Disney characters and Disney Parks attractions,” the release states.

Although the images of all the looks are still not available, reps for the amusement park hinted that a lot of the hats and headbands will be influenced by the creative signature looks — such as a bridal-inspired piece by Vera Wang, and a “genuine handmade leather” headband by the Coach.

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“The most beautiful, the most famous ears in the world is like a dream come true for me. I’m still myself squeezing,” supermodel Klum tweeted on May 13 of the notice. “To all Mickey and Minnie fans — I hope you love wearing them as much as I do!”

According to the release, “even more” plans will be announced in the coming months.

Seems from the Disney Parks Designer Collection will be available for purchase in Disney World and Disneyland, retailers, and online at Disney’s official store.

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