Fashion Designers Naeem Kahn & Alberta Ferretti Explore Snow White’s “Anatomy of Style”

Fashion Designers Naeem Kahn & Alberta Ferretti Explore Snow White’s “Anatomy of Style”

December 3, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


Here she is,
the fairest of them all, Snow White. Snow White is our original,
very first princess. In terms of Snow White’s
style of her dress, she has kind
of a Gothic Tudor look. If you look at her makeup, her eyebrows are
thin pencil lines. She had those red ruby lips. In order to keep
the character looking young, she wore a little bow
in her hair. She was very special
to Walt Disney. She set the ground rules
for all the princesses. To celebrate Snow White’s
80th anniversary, we’ve teamed up
with several designers, Alberta Ferretti, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa. As a little boy, all the Disney characters
were part of my education, Snow White in particular. So the idea came about, how do you create something,
which has a fantasy, part of some culture? How do I infuse
what I see with Snow White being
somebody that is today? The modern Snow White. She’s very loving,
she’s very giving. She’s industrious. She’s empathetic. This dress is just covered
with stars against a midnight blue
palette. It’s absolutely wonderful. And on the back
of this amazing cape there is the queen’s castle. For Marchesa’s design, I was looking at
large puff sleeves, very reminiscent of what
was current in 1937. Looking at Monique’s design, it goes to the dark side
of Snow White. This dress just reminds me
of that. You’ve got that skull
on the dress that’s reminiscent
of the witch preparing the apple and you’ve got
the poison apple on the hip there. You’ve got all these vines
that catch Snow White’s dress and her cape and prevent her
from running forward. (music) There’s something about
clothes made by human hands because I just feel
that the energy transfers to you in some way. To me, there’s a
common element between Snow White and
her relationship with the dwarfs. And that’s what makes
the magic.