Angelina Jolie Collaborates on Maleficent Clothing Line for Kids With Stella McCartney
Wicked cute! Mother of six Angelina Jolie has teamed up with Stella McCartney and Disney to produce a capsule Maleficent clothing collection for kids, inspired by upcoming live action re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty.
"I've always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother [Linda McCartney], and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did," famed designer McCartney explained to WWD on Friday, March 21. "When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance."
McCartney has collaborated with Disney on multiple occasions. Back in 2010, she designed a jewelry line ahead of the release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She also featured Disney characters from Bambi in her fall 2009 ad campaign.
According to WWD, the Maleficent by Stella McCartney line will feature eight styles for kids ages 4 to 14. While the line will naturally include adorable princess frocks and shoes for little girls, beloved British designer McCartney is also targeting Maleficent's young male fans by selling cool T-shirts and sneakers. Prices will range from $75 to $185, and with humanitarian Jolie collaborating on this project, 10 percent of all sales from the line made in Stella McCartney stores and on the company's website will go to SOS Children's Villages.
While designing the line, McCartney sought inspiration from the titular villainess herself! "There is a bit of a darkness to Maleficent which can be really scary at times but at the same time visually brilliant," she explained.
Jolie similarly expressed this combination between humor and darkness in a recent interview. "Maleficent was always so elegant. She always was in control," the star told Entertainment Weekly.
But finding Maleficent's voice was apparently the hardest part. "It gets very, very dark," Jolie explained of her character's tone. "But it had these colors."
The line will be released in Stella McCartney and Disney stores worldwide at the end of April, ahead of the film's May 30 release.