Disney Consumer Products unveiled the Disney Royal Ball collection, the first ever line of Quinceañera gowns inspired by the inner qualities, personalities, and stories of the Disney Princess characters. Designed and created in collaboration with special occasions fashion industry leader, Ashdon Inc., the new gowns combine classical styling with elements of fantasy and magic to bring an air of royalty and fairy tale to young women celebrating their Quinceañera. The debut line features 21 gowns—two styles for each Disney Princess and a special new gown, “la Corona de la Princesa,” that will be added to the line each year.
A Quinceañera is a coming of age celebration for Latinas that signifies her journey from childhood to young womanhood. It often includes a religious ceremony followed by a reception with family and friends. While there are many traditions associated with this rite of passage, the gown is an integral and festive part of the celebration.
Disney’s special occasion business for women launched in 2007 with a luxury fairy tale weddings bridal collection. The business continued its growth in 2010 in collaboration with renowned wedding dress designer Alfred Angelo for the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection. In 2012 the business expanded to reach teens with Disney Forever Enchanted, a line of Disney Princess-inspired prom dresses, launched in collaboration with Ashdon Inc. [Read more...]