The House of Givenchy and Disney have come together once again to release a new capsule collection celebrating Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Read on to find out more about the historic collaboration.
What is the Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection?
The Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection features a variety of items featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Essential pieces for women include emblematic bags and ready-to-wear pieces with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit offering a flower to his sweetheart, Ortensia. The collection also includes the following items:
- A bright red oversized shirt with Oswald’s face on the front
- A sporty short ensemble with Oswald’s image on the shorts
- A blue button-down shirt with Oswald’s name embroidered on the pocket
- A jean jacket with Oswald and Givenchy logos on the back
- A pair of Disney x Givenchy tennis shoes with Oswald’s image on the tongue
- A variety of accessories, including hats, bags, and phone cases
Givenchy’s Creative Director Matthew M. Williams sources inspirations around the globe, from New York and Paris to Los Angeles, Shanghai, Tokyo, and beyond. For this collaboration, Williams worked with Disney to create a “one-of-a-kind world tour,” that fuses Oswald’s mischievous, high-energy spirit with his own directional aesthetic for Givenchy.
Timed perfectly with the Lunar New Year, the Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection is significant for a couple of reasons. First, the collection celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Second, the collection features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is a relatively obscure character that is not as well-known as Mickey Mouse. This makes the collection a unique and special way to celebrate the history of Disney.
Where to buy the Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection?
Launched on December 16, 2022, the Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection is available at select Givenchy stores and on the Givenchy website.
In addition to purchasing items from the Disney x Givenchy Capsule Collection, there are a number of other ways to celebrate Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. You can watch the all-new Oswald short film, which is available on YouTube. You can also play the Oswald Sky Painter AR lens on Snapchat. And you can visit the Oswald pop-up shops in Tokyo and Paris.
Who is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1927. He was the first cartoon character that Disney and Iwerks created together, and he quickly became popular. However, Disney lost the rights to Oswald in a contract dispute in 1928. Mickey Mouse was created shortly thereafter, and he eventually replaced Oswald as Disney’s flagship character.
Have Givenchy and Disney collaborated in the past?
Yes, Givenchy and Disney have teamed up for a capsule collection of luxury ready-to-wear clothing in the past. Unveiled in May 2022, this fashion collection is called Givenchy x Disney The Wonder Gallery.
The Wonder Gallery is the first drop in a planned series of collaborations between the two brands. Designed by Givenchy creative director Matthew M. Williams, The Wonder Gallery is a playful and personal homage to some of his favorite Disney characters. The limited-edition collection includes t-shirts and hoodies with classic Disney iconography and character silhouettes accompanied by Givenchy signatures.
Featured character silhouettes include fan-favorite characters Bambi, Perdita and Pongo from 101 Dalmatians, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, and the Disney heritage character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Giving a touch of class and elegance to these ready-to-wear pieces are Givenchy’s 4G Emblem and signature padlock that appear as leitmotifs.
“Disney has always held a special place in my heart, as it has for so many across generations, countries, and cultures,” said Williams in a statement back in May 2022. “As a boy from California and a father in Paris, Disney has always been a source of meaningful moments throughout my life. It’s a true honor to bring out two iconic brands together for this project.”
Where to shop Givenchy x Disney The Wonder Gallery
The Wonder Gallery items are now exclusively available for purchase on Givenchy.com. The collection’s Magic Kingdom and character t-shirts retail from $520 to $600 each, while the long-sleeve hooded t-shirts cost $790 each.