Los Angeles, 24 March-2014(IANS/DS): Maleficent star Angelina Jolie collaborated with fashion designer Stella McCartney to create a children’s clothing range inspired by the Disney movie. The collection, named after the movie, will include eight styles including sparkly princess dresses, bow-adorned sandals, dragon-print tees and cool sneakers for boys and girls aged 4 to 14, reports people.com. “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,” McCartney told WWD.
“When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance.” Starting April end, the capsule collection, which will range from $75 to $145, will be available at Stella McCartney Kids stores worldwide, as well as Disney stores and online.
Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily, McCartney revealed how the actress had encouraged her to visit the set of the film to gain inspiration for the kid’s line.
She said: “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.”
The fashion range – aimed at boys and girls aged 4 to 14 – features eight styles including princess dresses, sandals, T-shirts and trainers.
The collection will be available from Stella McCartney stores, Disney stores and online at the end of April.
McCartney praised the “darkness” and the visuals in the movie – which also stars Elle Fanning, Peter Capaldi, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley and Brenton Thwaites.
Jolie’s 4-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will appear in the film as a young Princess Aurora, while her children Pax and Zahara will also make a cameo.
Maleficent will be released on May 30.