Angelina Jolie’s recently released Walt Disney film, “Maleficent”, has brought a dark twist to the sleeping beauty fairy tale. The film was released on May 30, creating a new fashion trend for children.
Jolie collaborated with renowned, London-based designer, Stella McCartney, to create a children’s collection which exhibits styles from the flick. The collection was released a month prior to the film’s debut, however, the growing popularity of the film makes now an appropriate time to purchase these styles.
“There is a bit of a darkness to Maleficent which can be really scary at times but at the same time visually brilliant,” McCartney commented on the film’s unique tone. Jolie also discussed consolidating the film’s spirit when creating this line, saying, “It gets very, very dark. But it had these colors.”
It seems that McCartney has a history of being a Disney fan. Back in 2009 she featured “Bambi” characters in her campaign ad. Then, in 2010, McCartney worked with Disney to produce a costume jewelry collection for Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
McCartney told Women’s Wear Daily, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did. When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance.”
The items are available online or at Stella McCartney and Disney stores. The line provides a range of fashions which are all based off of the film. There are shiny purple dresses to dragon covered t-shirts, as well as sandals and sneakers.
The clothing is aimed for both boys and girls, ages 4-14 and the items are priced at $75-$185. The prices may seem high for children’s attire, however 10% of profits go to SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that works at providing homes for children in need.