Last night, the 19th of MArch Kim Irvine announced that Disney Legend Alice Davis a Disney Imagineers would be receiving a window on Main Street.
Alice Davis is best known for her job of costuming the cast of characters found throughout some of Disney’s most beloved attractions, including “it’s a small world” and Pirates of the Caribbean. Her first job at Disney was designing costumes for reference tapes for the animators working on Sleeping Beauty. It was in fact here future husband Marc Davis who recruited Alice to design the costumes.
Mrs. Davis continued to work for the Disney Studios, until she worked on the costuming job that has made her the most famous, “it’s a small world”. Along with her husband Marc she oversaw almost 150 costumes for “it’s a small world”.
Two years later she used her husbands drawings of the Pirates of the Caribbean to design the costumes for the characters that inhabit the attraction.
Not only did Alice Davis design the costumes for two of Disney’s most known attractions she also influenced the development of manufacturing, quality control and refurbishment standards for the three-dimensional characters created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
A window on Main Street in Disneyland is one of the highest honors that the Disney company can bestow.