Disney’s most notable fashionista Minnie Mouse finally got recognition today in the form of her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures next to the El Capitan Theatre. The recognition celebrates the 90th anniversary of when the lovable mouse first made her big screen debut with her equally famous hubby, Mickey Mouse, in 1928.
Singer Katy Perry — who is a job in Disney’s upcoming reboot of American Idol — congratulated her fellow fashionista on the achievement reportedly throwing in that the recognition “a brief 40 years after Mickey got his star.” Other guest speakers included Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger.
To celebrate Minnie’s milestone anniversary and National Polka Dot Day, a number of fashion collaborations are launching worldwide today, including a new special-edition Coach collection inspired by her iconic style. The 20-piece collection includes handbags, small leather goods, ready-to-wear and specialty items – all infusing signature Coach silhouettes reimagined with vintage-inspired Disney patches and Minnie Mouse’s favorite polka dots. Coach Creative Director, Stuart Vevers also designed a bespoke dress for Minnie, worn at a celebratory lunch immediately following the ceremony at Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont.
Additional collections from Disney Store and ShopDisney.com, New Balance, Torrid, Forever 21, New Era, Pandora, Macy’s, and more are now available.