Disney is back at it again with their subtle, yet powerful messages. To commemorate the success that is Beauty And The Beast, designer Christopher Kane created a collection inspired by the film.
In an interview with Elle, Kane spoke about a trend he noticed among many of the notable female characters in Disney films. “When you think of every Disney heroine—Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine—they're all wearing blue!" he told Elle, "It's a thing. ‘Disney Blue.’”
How did we never notice this? Tiana, Elsa, Merida, Jasmine, Ariel, and even Alice all wear blue at some point in their respective movies, but what does it all mean? Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, has some clues into Disney's attraction to the color. Blue on a Disney princess could serve to empower young women, showing that they have courage and strength too, says Eiseman.
In addition to the blue providing courage to the characters, it is also a euphemism for the sky. “It's something to look forward to, to see that blue sky. It’s dependable. It's reliable. It might cloud up, but we know it’s there.”
Disney never ceases to amaze us!