Breaking: Snoopy Gets a Couture Makeover

You may have thought you'd seen the last of Snoopy and the Peanuts gang when you celebrated your ninth birthday, but the cartoon pup is back in a big way thanks to a series of virtuosic designs as part of the revamped “Snoopy in Fashion” effort in celebration of the character's 65th birthday, Women's Wear Daily reports.

Originally conceived as part of a marketing campaign in 1984, "Snoopy in Fashion" was a roving museum exhibit composed of designer fashions created for Snoopy and Belle, each jauntily displayed on stuffed animal dress forms based on likenesses of the characters. Karl Lagerfeld gave Belle an edgy guitar and a goth-inspired maxi dress; Gucci designed a tricked-out sporty ensemble complete with a matching sweatband and tennis racket; a Versace-glad Belle caught the light in a stereotypically dazzling disco ball of a dress; and Diane Von Furstenburg fashioned one of her signature printed wrap dresses for Belle. Emanuel Ungaro, for his part, crafted a look so incredibly specific to the era (read: tropical print vest, culottes, a bow tie, and John Lennon-esque glasses) that the finished product could almost be a time capsule.

For the collection's latest iteration, the crew of designers has changed slightly, but the idea remains the same. A gown-clad Belle will be on the arm of a suited-up Snoopy as part of designer J. Mendel's contribution, while the pair will look extra spiffy in quilted navy getups for Opening Ceremony's vision come to life. Calvin Klein, Dries van Noten, and Isabel Marant, among others, have also agreed to fashion a few looks for the collection.

If you haven't overdosed on Snoopy and the gang just yet, you're in luck: Peanuts the movie is slated to be released in 2015 by 20th Century Fox as a 3D animated film. And might I say, Snoopy and co. are looking quite dapper in their 65th year.

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