This summer, Disney fans attending the 2019 D23 Expo will be able to explore the stunning costumes designed for Disney’s live-action films and televisions shows. “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” will be on display at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 23-25.
- The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
- From the classic Mary Poppins to this year’s live-action retelling of Aladdin, more than 70 costumes from 55 years of Disney movies and television shows will be on display.
- Fans can discover the exhibit from August 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the biennial event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
- Guests entering the 12,000-square-foot exhibit will be greeted by “Cinderella’s Workshop,” a gallery featuring the beloved fairy-tale character’s dresses from her numerous Disney 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 live-action reimagining of the animated masterpiece Cinderella
- And the ABC hit series Once Upon a Time.
- The main gallery will be broken into three sections:
- “Disney Heroes”
- “Disney Villains”
- “Spaces Between”
- “Spaces Between” is reserved for the antiheroes whose fascinating journeys make them among Disney’s most complex characters.
“Disney Heroes” costumes section includes:
- 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 Aladdin
- 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
- The Broadway musical
“Disney Villains” ensembles include:
- 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 the incomparable Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain.
“Spaces Between” includes:
- Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film
- 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:
- Colleen Atwood
- Sandy Powell
- Tony Walton
- Ellen Mirojnick
- Eduardo Castro
- Penny Rose
- Many of the costumes on exhibit will be featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between, a dazzling new book out this September from Disney Editions.
- The book will also be available in advance exclusively at D23 Expo.