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 Portmans role as Padme in Episode I, and about four gowns in Episode II.
By the end, Biggars had created about 50 gowns for Portman alone for all three films, some even made from 200-year- old fabrics.
Padmes 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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