--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Peanuts Worldwide:
More than 30 of the world’s most acclaimed apparel designers have worn their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak, for Snoopy and his fashionista sister Belle by creating one-of-a-kind designs for the “Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” traveling exhibit making its US public debut at Beverly Center on Valentine’s Day.
Visitors to the exhibit, which is open to the public through March 12, are sure to fall in love with this rare collection of mini-couture outfits featured on 10” vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls.
Among the leading lights in fashion participating are: Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Children of our Town, Christian Siriano, Colleen Atwood, Costello Tagliapietra, Cristiano Burani, Danskin x Jenna Dewan Tatum, DSquared2, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY by Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Edwin Oudshoorn, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J. Mendel, Kaviar Gauche, Kenneth Cole, Le Mont St Michel, Le Snob, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Macario Jimenez, Marta Larsson, Opening Ceremony, Philip Treacy, Rachel Zoe, Rodarte, Royal Asscher x Pluma, Swarovski, Tracy Reese, Trussardi, Venera Arapu, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen.
Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz who lives in the Southern California area, will provide personal guided tours of the exhibition to select media.
During the tour, Jill can offer background about the dolls and the exhibition. For example, feature film costume designer Colleen Atwood paid homage to two of the films for which she won Oscars by transforming Snoopy into the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and Belle into a Geisha girl from Memoirs of a Geisha.
Diane Von Furstenberg created the world’s smallest version of her signature wrap dress just for Belle while Betsey Johnson went wild with miniature embellishments, including pink hair, reminiscent of the designer’s own 80s punk rocker days.
Jill can also talk about how Snoopy and the Peanuts gang have been inspiring such popular fashion trends as zig-zag t-shirts and Joe Cool sweatshirts since the 1970s.
Tuesday, February 14/11:00am – 4:00pm
Grand Court/Level 6 @ Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
“Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” premiered to the industry at New York Fashion Week in September of 2014. Since that time, it has been wowing international audiences in Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Mexico City, and beyond. The Los Angeles debut represents the first time it will be open to the general public in America; it will then travel to Denver, Nashville, Sarasota, and Washington DC before making its final stop at New York Fashion Week in September. Photos of each of the designs can be found here. For more information on this exhibit and everything else Peanuts, follow Snoopy on Facebook (@Snoopy), Twitter (@Snoopy), Instagram (@Snoopygrams) and Snapchat (@SnoopysSnaps). Follow Snoopy and Belle in Fashion through the hashtag #SBIF.
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