I still have chills after seeing STAR WARS™ AND THE POWER OF COSTUME: THE EXHIBITION! No need to hear from me about how jaw-dropping these original threads were. Here’s the low-down, straight from the source:
Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this exhibition reveals the artists’ creative process […] from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. A special presentation for the showing at Discovery Times Square in New York features seven additional costumes from the latest record-breaking film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in consultation with Lucasfilm, Ltd.
I won’t keep you waiting any longer – here are my photos of any Star Wars fan’s ultimate field day!
In an utterly unofficial capacity, I urge you to visit this exhibit in Discovery Times Square if you’re in the NY area before September! It’s family-friendly, touchingly nostalgic, thoughtfully artistic and your onsite journey through the Star Wars trilogies begins with an incredibly sweet surprise – I’ll leave it up to you to see for yourself!
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