Angelina Jolie has collaborated with fashion designer Stella McCartney to create a children’s clothing line based on her upcoming movie “Maleficent.”
The actress’s new film, about the villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty” inspired the children’s collection which will be available online, and worldwide in McCartney’s stores and Disney retail outlets in April. The release of the collection will be a month before the premiere of the movie on May 30.
Three of Jolie’s own children will have cameo appearances in the film, which more than likely, is also what helped to motivate the thirty-eight year old actress to launch the clothing line.
The line will feature footwear and several clothing options, including sparkly princess dresses and sandals for girls, and edgy designed t-shirts and sneakers for boys. The Maleficient clothing line will range from $75 to $185, and is aimed at children from the ages of four to fourteen.
Ten percent of the revenue earned from the sale of the collection, will be donated to the charity SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that provides homes for youngsters in need.
This is not the first time that McCartney has designed Disney-themed fashion. In 2010, she created a jewellery collection for Disney inspired by Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and in 2009, featured Disney characters in her fall ad campaign.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did. When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance,” said McCartney.
She said she was aesthetically drawn to Jolie’s new film because “[t]here is a bit of a darkness to Maleficent which can be rally scary at times, but at the same time visually brilliant.”
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