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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

behold the ugliest, most cynical geek glom-on ever

Looks like someone found an original set of Star Wars bedsheets in a thrift shop:


This is from New York Fashion Week, in progress now. From Yahoo! Movies:

The designers at Rodarte must be just as jazzed as the rest of us about J.J. Abrams’s “Star Wars: Episode VII” project because they brought some major nerd culture to New York Fashion Week, putting Yoda and friends front and center on the runway.

Yes, the Force was definitely with Rodarte’s Fall 2014 presentation on Tuesday, during which several of the models traipsed down the catwalk in a series of loose, floor-length gowns adorned with the familiar faces of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Master Yoda, and the droid tandem of C-3PO and R2-D2. Two others bore landscape homages to Tatooine and the Death Star.

This is like a sketch someone dug up from a 1977 episode of Saturday Night Live.

If this is high fashion, then so is the Inigo Montoya T-shirt I sometimes sleep in.

h/t bronxbee

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  • MisterAntrobus

    You could find better Star Wars-inspired apparel on dozens of cosplayers at any given sci-fi or comic convention. These remind me of the cheap screen-printed nightgowns that my sister used to wear when she was a little kid.

  • LaSargenta

    Damn that’s fugly!

  • The clothes are ugly, and the women look miserable. Plus, I wish models actually had the bodies of the average woman out there. They’re always so darn skinny. But I guess that’s a different discussion.

  • NorthernStar

    I clearly have no taste as I think these are very nice.

  • LaSargenta

    Nah, taste is opinion…you just happen to have a minority opinion in this spot. If you had been in the audience at that catwalk I’m sure you wouldn’t have been alone. ;-)

  • RogerBW

    Nah, the big money is in ripping off Chris Foss paintings.

  • Serious question: What do you like about them?

  • bronxbee

    models always look miserable because they are hungry *all* the time, and are not allowed to move their face muscles — they are living clothes hangers. i used to work for a magazine company with a fashion magazine and saw these women all the time — and twenty years ago, they were actually a little heavier — and they told me they smoke constantly to keep the hunger away, and are bored out of their minds. they don’t have the energy to think anyhow. and they are also usually paid crap money. and they can’t keep the clothes. not sure why anyone wants to do that — but then…

  • NorthernStar

    Great shape. Very flattering. Nice colours too, especially the blue. And what’s not to like about the iconic Luke Skywalker staring at a twin sunset?

    I think it would be just the thing to wear to the captain’s table on one of those convention cruises round the Med.

  • Bluejay

    And what’s not to like about the iconic Luke Skywalker staring at a twin sunset?

    I think my problem with it is that reproducing a screenshot from the film just doesn’t seem that creative to me. I’m more impressed by these Threepio- and Artoo-inspired dresses than by dresses that just happen to have Threepio’s and Artoo’s pictures on them.

  • althea

    I’ll throw in with you on this. And I think the images are used very well, the color quality is well chosen and they’re not just magazine cutouts pasted on willy-nilly, they’re placed carefully to work with the drape of the skirts.

  • LaSargenta

    The blue is a nice color. I don’t generally wear things that are pop-culture referencing, tho’. Also, I really dislike this penchant for everything being sleeveless these days. (Last decade, approximately.) The majority of dresses and tops out there are. I think it saves the companies money on pattern-making, -cutting, and then the fabric itself and sewing. And, no, I can’t just ‘throw a jacket/wrap over it’. I’d then have to own nearly as many jackets or wraps as dresses/tops and wraps are hindering to movement.

  • kevinwillis.net

    The Luke Skywalker is weird and kind of cool. I dig it. The C3PO is doesn’t work for me.

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