Harrods Designer Princess Collection
The likes of Versace and Valentino have joined forces with eight other elite names to create their own themed piece to ensure we can relive the magic of Disney. The gowns will be officially unveiled at the Knightsbridge store on 1st November, but today they have released sketches from each designer as well as a video featuring the dresses with fairytale results.
Elie Saab fell for romantic ruffles with an embellished dress for Sleeping Beauty and Marchesa took on the responsibility of taking Ariel from The Little Mermaid into the modern day and did so swimmingly with a deep blue silk dress.
"Encapsulating the natural grace and innocence of Aurora, this beautiful gown in pale pink is embellished with scattered exquisite beading." - Harrods
"A chic and elegant deep blue silk evening gown has been beautifully crafted to combine luxurious draped fabrics, which perfectly embody modern feminine style - capturing Ariel's adventurous under-the-sea spirit." - Harrods
Versace sexed up Cinderella in a golden frock fit for a princess complete with signature Medusa motifs. Where as Valentino kept Belle from Beauty and the Beast ultra-feminine with chiffon pleats. Rapunzel had her make-over in the hands of Jenny Packman who untangled herself from the Kate Middleton connections to make a pale grey dress.
"'You shall go to the ball', in a stunning contemporary interpretation complete with golden layers, a tiara, a bold statement-necklace and of course, glass slippers - emblazoned with the iconic Versace medusa motif." - Harrods
"A fantasy-like dress in silk chiffon with a sheer hooded cape and layers of exquisite pleats, is accessorised with bespoke signature studded flats and a silver flower bag." - Harrods
"A magical dress in pale grey adorned with incredible beading that should never be locked away." - Harrods
Oscar de la Renta went classic for Snow White who wears a bejeweled bodice, while the Pocahontas-themed gown features prints and feathers created by Roberto Cavalli.
"'Someday your prince will come…' This silk gown is divine with intricate embroidery across the bejewelled bodice and a floor-sweeping cape in signature red." - Harrods
"Featuring soft, golden and natural earthy colours, this gown incorporates prints evocative of dream catchers with pearl detailing. The lightness of a feather and the wings of a butterfly, it is perfect for a princess in love with freedom." - Harrods
The job of creating Jasmine from Aladdin, Mulan and Tina from the Princess and the Frog falls to Escada, Missoni and Ralph & Russo respectively.
"An exotic fuchsia silk chiffon gown encompasses the fiery beauty of Jasmine, complete with an extravagant golden flower belt." - Harrods
"A land of silk and jade has inspired this oriental kimono-style dazzling creation, that features bold turquoise shades and red detailing."- Harrods
"A dream come true, this mint evening gown with a sweetheart neckline and mesh overlay, features scattered crystals that cascade into a layered tulle skirt."- Harrods
It’s pure fashion magic.