Going above and beyond to showcase the inner workings behind his latest project for Givenchy, the brand's creative director Matthew M. Williams has revealed an exclusive behind-the-scenes film highlighting the combined magic and fantasy that provides the backbone for the second instalment in his Disney collaboration. The short film discloses how the Disney Animation team in Burbank, California, worked closely with the Paris-based Givenchy team to design the limited-edition capsule collections - as well as delving into Williams' own personal ties to Disney.
'Both Disney and Givenchy combine magic and fantasy in their own way. Givenchy and Disney are both timeless creations, and we have a long history of collaborating together, so it only made sense to continue that collaboration,' said Williams in a statement.
Unsurprisingly, the collection and film don't mark the first collaboration between the French house and Disney (nor the last we presume), coming at a time when fashion's obsession with children's fantasy films seems to be on a steep incline. In 2013, the brand's previous creative director Riccardo Tisci revealed a Bambi-inspired collection for A/W 13, which had the industry ooh-ing and ahh-ing at every turn. Although the house calmed down on their Disney-inspired fantasies in the years leading up to Williams' appointment, the 36-year-old designer has only reignited the Disney passion, starting with Givenchy's The Wonder Gallery capsule, which was released earlier this May.
Fashion's Disney obsession has also been heating up at Stella McCartney, with 2022 marking her official foray into the colliding worlds of Disney and fashion through adopting Minnie Mouse as her unofficial brand mascot, even going as far as to base her brand's International Women's Day collection around the beloved character. Although not necessarily Disney-related, Daniel Roseberry also jumped on the magical fantasy bandwagon with his Schiaparelli A/W 22 haute couture show, choosing none other than the Jurassic Park theme tune to accompany the models waltzing down the runway.
Whether it be focusing on putting Minnie Mouse in overalls or giving the Givenchy prints a spotty Dalmatian-inspired makeover, fashion's love affair with Disney doesn't look like it's coming to a halt any time soon.
The 101 Dalmatians capsule is now available in select Givenchy retail locations worldwide and online at Givenchy.com.