Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their traditional outfits (here at Disneyland Hong Kong in 2010)
Photo: Ym Yik / picture alliance / dpa
It has been almost 30 years since the Walt Disney Group opened its famous amusement park in Paris.
Just in time for the anniversary, the company is organizing numerous festivities - and has now announced a special cooperation as part of this.
One of Disney's most iconic characters, Minnie Mouse, gets a new look.
The British star designer Stella McCartney was engaged for the.
Instead of the traditional red dress with white dots, Minnie Mouse gets a light blue pantsuit with dark blue dots.
"This new take on her signature dots makes Minnie Mouse a symbol of progress for a new generation," McCartney said in a statement from the company.
The character also now wears black shoes instead of her famous yellow pumps.
McCartney says Minnie has always had a special place in her heart.
What she loves about Minnie Mouse is that she embodies happiness and authenticity and that she inspires people of all ages around the world.
"Besides, she has such great style!"
Minnie Mouse has been seen in her traditional look since 1928.
This is the first time the character has worn a pantsuit.
"She'll be wearing it in honor of Women's History Month in March," McCartney said.
The new outfit has already found fans – and critics.
Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, Democratic presidential candidate and pantsuit lover, commented on the Disney announcement on Twitter with the words: "Très chic!"
However, there was also a lot of criticism of the makeover on social networks.
Right-wing commentator Candace Owens told Fox News, "They take all these things that nobody's bothered about and they feel like they have to get rid of them and destroy them because they're bored."
The character Minnie Mouse premiered in Walt Disney's 1928 black-and-white film »Steamboat Willie«.
For her 90th birthday, Minnie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The then Disney boss Robert Iger praised the cartoon character as an icon "that makes us all laugh".