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Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    As many of you know, as a Peanuts Ambassador, I often get to enjoy an inside look into everything Peanuts related.  This month, we had the opportunity to be part of a conversation with Jill Schulz, the daughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and Melissa Menta, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Peanuts Worldwide LLC, and the producer of the Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    According to Melissa, this exhibit is actually a reimagination of an exhibit that first premiered in 1984.  A woman who was in charge of spearheading Peanuts merchandise in Japan went to Charles Schulz, or Sparky as he was called, and asked if she could do this exhibit.  He said “yes” and she pulled off this amazing feat of getting all the major designers in the world to design outfits for Snoopy and his sister Belle.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    The original exhibit was called “Snoopy in Fashion.”  They were plush dolls dressed by famous designers like Chanel, Betsey Johnson and everyone you could possibly imagine.  Those dolls have been travelling the world ever since.  Since 2014, they have been showing the exhibit around the world, and adding new designers.  There were 25 designers in 2014, but the current exhibit on display at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles has close to 50 sets of dolls representing almost 50 designers.  The new dolls in LA come from designers like Rachel Zoe and Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    Jill joked that her father was a slacks and sweater guy.  He wasn’t one to have a celebrity lifestyle.  He wasn’t even a fancy restaurant person.  That doesn’t mean he wasn’t interested in fashion.  He produced an ice show at the local ice arena for 30 or more years, and always supported the costume designer and took a great interested in making the show look good.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    He wasn’t into the fashion himself, but if he did go to a special event or awards show he always dressed well.  He would come out in his suit, stand extra tall and say, “What do you think Jill?  How does this look?”  She thinks he was probably a closet fashion guy, and loved dressing up when he had the chance, but there wasn’t much need for it in his day to day lifestyle.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    It was wonderful to learn from Melissa that there’s an interesting story behind Colleen Atwood’s design.  Colleen is an Academy Award winning costume designer who did Alice in Wonderland. Her doll looks exactly like Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter from that film. The cloth used on Snoopy is from Depp’s original costume. For Belle, Colleen created a dress reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

    The ladies shared with us that, once the exhibit is over, the 1984 dolls will be housed in Japan and Italy.  The 2014 dolls don’t have a home yet because they’re traveling so much.  After the US tour, they’ll be taking the exhibit abroad again.  All the 2014 designers have their own set of dolls as well.  It was a real treat to learn about how this exhibit came about and to be able to share this interview with you all!

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit

The Snoopy and Belle in Fashion Exhibit U.S. Tour will visit the following cities:

Los Angeles/Beverly Center: February 14 – March 12
• Denver/Cherry Creek: March 17 – April 11
• Sarasota/The Mall at University Town Center: April 17 – May 13
• Nashville/The Mall at Green Hills: May 17 – June 11
• Fairfax/Fair Oaks Mall: June 23 – July 18
• New York/Brookfield Place: September 7 – October 1

Let’s Discuss:  What do you think about the Snoopy and Belle in Fashion Exhibit and this new way of showing Peanuts to be fashion forward and allowing people to enjoy the characters?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign as a Peanuts Brand Ambassador. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. What an interesting exhibit! I love visiting kitschy places when I travel. Thanks for sharing your experience with this place!

  2. These snoopies are so cute!! I love the one with the sunglasses, so cute. Very interesting to read about your experience there!

  3. Snoopy is one of my favorite cartoon character when i was young. Now he is a cute doll “Snoopy in Fashion.” That is so lovely.

  4. This sounds like fun. At first, I didn’t even think there was a Peanuts Ambassador! And this event is such a great idea! I wish it was coming to Chicago 🙁

  5. How cool is it to be a Peanuts Ambassador?? Looks like a lot of fun. I was a big fan of Snoopy growing up, this is something I’d definitely want to visit.

  6. I remember the styles that came out last year! So fun to see an iconic character dressed in so many different styles!

  7. Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    Oh wow what a cool thing to see. I love exhibits and this one sounds so fun! I love Snoopy!

  8. Man if you loved Snoopy this would be your place to go! I love all the different outfits! I love finding great places like this!

  9. This sounds like such a cool exhibit. It would be awesome to see some of the fashion the Snoopy and Belle dolls are sporting.

  10. I have to show this post to my friend from high school. She’d go nuts over this Snoopy and Belle fashion exhibit. She’s been a Peanuts fan as far back as I can remember (talking decades here), making her earn the nickname “Snoopy” in high school. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  11. How cute are these! I love snoopy, and seeing him all dressed up is so much fun!

  12. This is such a cute exhibit! I love the fun styles they are wearing. My kids would love it.

  13. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg how cute are all these snoopy’s?!?! Combining snoopy and fashion together is definitely one unique idea!

  14. I’m so excited to see the exhibit will be at a location near me. I can’t wait to go see them. I love how each designer created unique looks for Belle and Snoopy.

  15. Those Snoopys are so adorable! I love the Mad Hatter Snoopy! We’re huge fans of Peanuts here, how cool that you’re an ambassador!

  16. I used to watch every Peanuts special when I was younger. I’m not sure when Belle joined in the fun, I hadn’t heard of her before reading this.

  17. Oh how cute! I love Snoops / Peanuts! This sounds like a great exhibit to visit.

  18. What a cute fashion exhibit!!! I know my kids would love this, they are huge Snoopy fans.

  19. Snoopy and Belle in Fashion Exhibit is absolutely incredible! This new way of showing Peanuts to be fashion forward is really a great alternative and lovely exhibit. Im sure this was a fun event!

  20. I had no idea that Snoopy/ Peanut had such an extensive collection of figurines that emulates fashion. What a really cool and intriguing looking exhibition.

  21. I am in love! I didnt know Snoopy was so fashionable I love it so much! I want to own a few!

  22. That is such a cute little exhibit! Snoopy and fashion go so well together. 🙂

  23. Oh my, this looks so COOL! I love Snoopy! And I never knew he had a sister. I love all the cute outfits!

  24. That is so cool! I had never heard of that. And I love Snoopy!

  25. Love this! My mother-in-law is a huge Peanuts fan and I’m always looking for interesting things to give as gifts – tickets to this exhibition!

  26. Ahh this is so lovely, there are so many fab outfits for them both! This would be something really fun to attend as a family.

  27. aziel morte says:

    These are all looks cute and I really loce snoopy, I want to see this kinds of exhibit looks fun

  28. Oh my gosh too cute! Snoopy was my favorite character in Charlie Brown, just so funny.

  29. Wow, so cute. Snoopy is a lovely character and my favorite. Love this absolutely. So will my little girl!

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