The Empire Strikes Rodarte With Star Wars Gowns


Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy have just earned the respect and adoration of every nerd and Princess Leia fangirl that has existed from 1977 to now: Their fall/winter collection paid homage to the original Star Wars trilogy (no Jar Jar Binks here). As gowns featuring Yoda, C-3PO, Luke Skywalker, and a Tatooine sunset came down the runway, the literal squeals of delight (mine) and instantaneous social-media response revealed that there might be more than a few geeky Star Wars fans in the crowd. The duo, who are out and proud sci-fi fanatics — remember that D&D collection? — simply said the latest collection was “inspired by childhood nostalgia.” So does this mean they had the same Yoda sheets I did as a kid?*

*Also as an adult.


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