Sarah Hyland joined Minnie Mouse and Christian Siriano at the launch of “Minnie Rocks The Dots”
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 22: Sarah Hyland joined Minnie Mouse and Christian Siriano at the launch of “Minnie Rocks The Dots”, an interactive fashion and art exhibition celebrating Minnie as a global style icon, in Los Angeles on National Polka Dot Day (January 22nd). While Minnie sparkled wearing a bespoke custom dress designed by CFDA designer Christian Siriano, Sarah Hyland wore the matching Soleil Dot Blouse and short set by Line & Dot.
The celebration started early with a private tour of the exhibition for the special first guest, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s little one, Blue Ivy. She had a fabulous afternoon dancing, playing dress-up, and exploring the exhibit alongside gal pal, Minnie!
“Minnie Rocks The Dots” kicks off a year long celebration honoring Minnie’s iconic style and global influence on fashion. The installation at The Paper Agency in Los Angeles will be open to the public on Saturday, January 23rd. The exhibit takes fans on a journey through the history of of Minnie’s influence and pop culture dating back to her debut in 1928. “Minnie Rocks The Dots” showcases a look at Minnie’s newest and upcoming collaborations with Lauren Conrad, UGG, Kate Spade and Sephora. Additionally, the space features a Dot Shop where attendees can purchase limited edition products designed specially for the launch of “Minnie Rocks The Dots”.
Actress Sarah Hyland and designer Christian Siriano strike a pose with global style icon Minnie Mouse in celebration of National Polka Dot Day. The Minnie Rocks the Dots art and fashion exhibit in downtown Los Angeles is open to the public on January 23 from 12:00-8:00 pm. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Disney Consumer Products, Inc.) Photo Credit – Getty Images for Disney Consumer
Siriano, known for his whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes and accessories – has dressed many style icons over the years. “Minnie Mouse and her iconic style have had a huge impact on me and on the fashion industry,” said fashion designer, Christian Siriano. “I drew inspiration from Minnie Mouse’s ability to light up room and designed a dress for her that is happy, playful and what I like to call ‘downtown chic.’ I also infused some special touches to celebrate her classic polka dots.” Hot off the heels of the successful Minnie: Style Icon exhibition during London Fashion Week, Minnie Rocks the Dots, in collaboration with Refinery 29, will feature iconic photographs, archive imagery and sketches from the 1930’s through the present day. Celebrity portraits of Twiggy and other fashion icons will be on display. “Minnie Mouse has long served as a fashion muse and appeared in runway shows for designers around the globe,” said Soo Koo, vice president of product development, Disney Consumer Products. “Her classic polka dot look has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades and continues to drive trends today.” Minnie is known for her trademark polka dot dress. The exhibition will also feature custom dresses worn by Minnie herself from countries including Russia and Mexico, as well as fashion pieces from around the world, directly inspired by Minnie. Fans who attend the public event on Jan. 23 get a sneak peek at upcoming Minnie-inspired collaborations, in addition to being able to purchase brand new, limited edition items in a pop up shop. Minnie Rocks the Dots will take place at The Paper Agency, 1050 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, will be free and open to the public on January 23 from 12-8 pm PT. Follow @MinnieStyle on Instagram and rock your dots in celebration of National Polka Dot Day #RockTheDots #MinnieStyle. Visit the Disney Style blog or @MinnieStyle on Instagram for live updates from the two day event. Additionally, fans of all ages can find the new Minnie Mouse Signature Collection at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com now. Inspired by Disney’s most fashionable icon, the Minnie Mouse Signature Collection includes apparel, stationary and accessories featuring Minnie Mouse’s signature polka dots and bows. On National Polka Dot Day, Disney Store will release a glamorous Limited Edition Minnie Mouse doll to celebrate Disney’s first lady of fashion. These Minnie Mouse dolls are limited to 3,000 dolls and will be available in select Disney Store locations worldwide and online. The dolls will retail in the U.S. for $79.95.