Star Wars gowns at Rodarte Fall/Winter 2014
Fashion and nerd culture collided during the finale of Rodarte Fall/Winter 2014 in NYC, with dresses featuring images from the original Star Wars films making an appearance on the runway.
Back in 2012, George Lucas was spotted at Rodarte’s fall show next to Natalie Portman, who played Queen Padmé Amidala in the prequels. The Star Wars creator was reportedly overheard saying he was a “big fan” of the brand.
A Lucasfilm spokeswoman confirmed to the New York Post that Lucasfilm and its new parent company, Disney, worked together to create the designs, and that it was “exceptionally excited” to work with the designers.
Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the forces behind Rodarte and self-described Star Wars fans, told the Los Angeles Times that Disney suggested they visit the archives to find images.
“But we already knew the images we wanted,” Laura said, “and we were afraid we’d go into the archives and never come out.”
Unfortunately, the dresses aren’t for sale and will only be available for photo shoots and exhibits in the fall. Sorry, super fans.