This year’s D23 Expo will host an all-new Walt Disney Archives exhibit called “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
The exhibit will showcase more than 70 costumes spanning 55 years of Disney movies and television shows from Mary Poppins to this year’s Aladdin.
As guests enter the exhibit they will be greeted by the “Cinderella’s Workshop” gallery that features Cinderella’s costumes from her many incarnations including:
- 1997’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
- The gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s 2007 Disney Dream Portrait series
- 2014’s Into the Woods
- 2015’s live-action re-imagining of the animated film Cinderella
- ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
The main gallery will be broken into three sections: “Disney Heroes,” “Disney Villains,” and “Spaces Between,” reserved for the antiheroes whose journeys make them among Disney’s most complex characters.
Costumes included in the “Disney Heroes” section are:
- Belle’s village dress and ballgown from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast
- Creations worn by the Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine in this year’s live-action
- For the first time ever displayed together—three iconic Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three Poppins productions: the 1964 original film, 2019’s Mary Poppins Returns, and the Broadway musical.
Costumes included in the “Disney Villains” section are:
- The trio of wonderfully wicked witches from 1993’s Hocus Pocus
- The duo of dresses worn by the stepsisters in 2015’s Cinderella
- The dress worn by Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain
Costumes included in the “Spaces Between” section are:
- Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film Maleficent
- Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from Once Upon a Time
The exhibit includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent designers, past and present, including Academy Award® -winners Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Tony Walton, as well as Emmy®-winner Ellen Mirojnick and Emmy nominees Eduardo Castro and Penny Rose.
Many of the costumes on exhibit will be featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between, a new book out this September from Disney Editions. The book will also be available in advance exclusively at D23 Expo.
Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo visit D23Expo.com.
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