Style Spotlight: Star Wars

Star Wars. For some, just the name is everything they live for, and for others such as myself they are not new to the name, yet not an expert on the franchise. Today I got to go to the Star Wars exhibit at the EMP in Seattle, Washington titled, “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume”.
The exhibit showcased some of the costumes from the most iconic characters of all time. They were presented through nine “chapters”- Introduction: Dressing a galaxy; Jedi versus Sith: Form, Function, and Design; Concept and Design for Royalty and Beyond; Symbolism and Military Power; Outlaws and Outsiders; All Corners of the Galaxy: The Galactic Senate; After the Throne: Padame’s Journey; Darth Vader: Iconic Villan; and Droid Design: C-3PO and R2-D2.
The regal dresses of Queen Padame were stunning, and seeing Darth Vader in all his black glory was amazing. I do have to give Darth Vader some credit, you know what they say, black never goes out of style!
Pictured here is a multitude of early concept art, inspiration, and some unique sketches of original costume ideas along with a quote,
“In order to create a future, we looked into the past and drew inspiration from history and nature in order to give our fictional creations a realistic foundation.”
– Doug Chiang, Design Director, Ep 1 &
2

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