Vintage Walt Disney Princesses

burlexe June 11, 2016 Archive, Inspiration
Walt Disney Princesses

We can’t quite see where these Walt Disney princesses come from to credit accordingly, but how cute…?!

Vintage Walt Disney Princesses

We love a little vintage inspiration and the Walt Disney princesses in their Victorian finery look amazing. Though, there’s a lot of feminist discussion around what Disney princesses teach girls.

If you reduce the female character’s roles down, it can be quite alarming.

Walt Disney Princesses

(Image from Memoirs of a Fairytale)

For more Victorian inspiration see Miss Glory Pearl Goes Behind the Scenes of Scandalous.

Recently, Walt Disney has also come under scrutiny for sexing up the strong leading lady of Brave.

Walt Disney Princesses

(Image from Metro)

Following its release a petition was formed on and they gained support from co-director, Brenda Chapman.

“I think it’s atrocious what they have done to Merida,” she told the Marin Independent Journal.

“When little girls say they like it because it’s more sparkly that’s all fine and good, but subconciously they are soaking in the sexy ‘come hither’ look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It’s horrible.”

What do you think of female roles in Disney films? What do you think of the Walt Disney princess outfits? What do you think Disney princesses teach girls?

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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.

We look for burlesque’s influence on the world and these vintage Walt Disney princesses are some such women.

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Walt Disney Princesses