Nov 17, 2010

Fashion Inspiration: Disney Villains – Cruella de Vil

About Cruella

Although Disney Villains aren’t exactly role models, they do tend to be inspirational when it comes to fashion. If you couldn’t tell she was evil by her looks, her name gives it away. Cruella de Vil is a combination of the words “cruel” and “devil”, a fitting title for this villain. The only thing she loves in life is fur, and she sets her sights on 15 dalmatian puppies for her next coat.

Fortunately, her evil plan to turn 101 dalmation puppies into outerwear is eventually thwarted by the valiant efforts of two dalmatian parents, however, Cruella certainly comes close to achieving her goal, and looks fiercely evil while doing so! Read on for fashion inspired by this sinister villain.

Typical Cruella

Though she’s evil, Cruella is all about glamour. To emulate her look, I used a form-fitting deep red dress, sheer tights, slingbacks, and, of course, a (faux) fur coat.

Coat- Shop Ruche, Brooch- Avalaya, Shoes- Lori’s Shoes, Dress- Modcloth, Bag- Miss Selfridge,  Tights- Anthropologie

Cruella at Home

Cruella’s only outfit change in the movie is when she is at home in her pajamas (still wearing fur, of course). Contrary to her usual color palette of red, black, and white, Cruella’s home is decorated in shades of pink. To channel this scene, I used her home decor as well as her night clothes as inspiration for an outfit.

Tights- Betsey Johnson, Top- J. Crew, Necklace- Miss Selfridge,  Skirt- Wet Seal, Coat- Modcloth, Shoes- Forever 21

Road Rage

While chasing the puppies at the end of the film, Cruella loses her cool and glamorous persona, and unleashes her inner maniac. Although she is still wearing her glam outfit, she looks a bit disheveled. To mimic this scene, I made an outfit that looks a bit thrown-together, but still sophisticated at the same time.

Top- Topshop, Shoes- Nine West,  Ring- Topshop, Skirt- Yes Style,  Stole- Topshop, Clutch- Endless