Wednesday, September 7, 2005

‘Star Wars’ Fashion Exhibit To Open

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The fashion designs of a galaxy far, far away are coming to a museum in Los Angeles.

An exhibit of costumes from all six Star Wars films called “Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars” will open at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum September 19.

Costume designer Trisha Biggar, whose work from Episodes I, II and III will be on display, says George Lucas originally only planned for about two costumes for Natalie Portman’s role as Padme in Episode I, and about four gowns in Episode II.

By the end, Biggar’s had created about 50 gowns for Portman alone for all three films, some even made from 200-year- old fabrics.

Padme’s wedding gown at the end of Episode II is made from a 1900 vintage bedspread, which Lucas himself helped Biggar pose on a mannequin.

Of course she had a lot more help than just Lucas. Biggar says she estimates if one person were to sew all the costumes from Episodes I, II and III it would take them 30 years.

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