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Sesame Workshop teams with designer Isaac Mizrahi for special Sesame Street collaboration

The world-renowned fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi has partnered with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, to launch an exclusive collection that brings new playful prints to children’s wear, plush, and accessories.

The new range has been launched as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations for Sesame Workshop’s iconic Sesame Street. The Isaac Mizrahi Sesame Street collaboration launches this month.

“For our 50th anniversary, we knew we wanted to collaborate with a world-class designer whose work would reflect the exuberance and vitality of Sesame Street,” said Gabriela Arenas, vice president of licensing, North America, Sesame Workshop. “Isaac was the perfect choice. His instincts are spot-on, and we’re excited about the smart, happy, and colourful collection that he will introduce.”

The collaboration combines Mizrahi’s prints, concepts, and signature aesthetic with Sesame Street’s distinctive characters and colours. Products will include infant and toddler apparel, soft plush toys, kids’ backpacks, kids’ furry outerwear, and cold weather hats featuring favourite characters Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang.

“We’re thrilled to bring together these two exemplary brands that have had such an impact on pop culture,” said Bob D’Loren, CEO, Xcel Brands. “Sesame Street and Isaac Mizrahi came together through a series of shared values: timelessness, inclusivity, and a history of bringing happiness and fun to their loyal audiences.”

Isaac Mizrahi concluded: “Sesame Street is all about embracing your individuality and appreciating diversity in all its forms. Sesame Street is joy, and I’ve been so inspired by the characters and the messaging, and they’ve impacted my life and designs for this collection.”

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