C’est tous les jours la Fashion Week à Disneyland Paris. Depuis le printemps dernier, les spectacles du 25e Anniversaire éblouissent les visiteurs de nos deux parcs à thèmes. Suzan Surrel, senior manager Ateliers Décoration, Couture et Identité Visuelle et ses équipes ont rivalisé d’imagination et d’inventivité pour créer les costumes de ces productions.
Every week is Fashion Week at Disneyland Paris! Since last spring, guests have been dazzled by new shows added to both parks for our 25th Anniversary. Senior Manager Suzan Surrel and her teams at Costuming, Props and Visual Merchandising Workshops really put their imaginations and creativity to work when designing the costumes for our 25th Anniversary.
Did you know that our workshops start creating future costumes a year and a half in advance? Parade and show costumes are created around a theme developed jointly by set designers, stage directors and costume designers. This is the start of a dialogue among different departments at Disneyland Paris and with the other Disney Parks. The costume design and production process involves several professions, including designers, set designers, stage directors, dressmakers, pattern designers and tailors, and milliner.
Next, teams must make decisions about fabrics, techniques, and volumes, and adjust sizes. For the 25th Anniversary, special techniques were used including laser cutting and sublimation printing, a process for digitally printing a design or pattern onto fabric. “Selecting the right fabric is a difficult process because fabrics must meet many requirements that guests might not have considered. Fabrics must be strong but lightweight; they must be long-lasting and be able to withstand daily washing; and they must still wow our guests!” explains Suzan.
Accessories are very important too: buttons were made especially for the occasion, and a team of milliners worked hard on creating beautiful, comfortable, and lightweight hats so that the Cast Members could dance in them. However, as Suzan points out, the whole creative process is challenging because the aim is to constantly surprise guests. “The costumes on the first float of Disney Stars on Parade had to be spectacular!” Suzan’s teams focused on creating a modern look with a style reminiscent of the avant-garde inventions of Jules Verne, visible in the copper and gold colours also used in Discoveryland. The main Disney Characters on the float wear steampunk-inspired costumes.
Did you know ?
400 new costumes were created for the 25th Anniversary.