In Rodarte, no surprise. The surprise here is that it’s almost palatable to non-fashion people. I love the mismatched shoulder. I love mixing match of different materials. I love the draping above the waist. But all that isn’t enough until the Death Star comes along and elevates the situation to something special. Otherwise, it’s kind of an old lady dress. Now it’s a little nerdy but still elegant. And it has its own name.
My question is whether or not they had to license that image. And how much that would have cost. Or did the Star Wars conglomerate – Disney now? – agree to it for free? I suppose only if it were a one-time only. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t want a cut if the label was somehow intending to mass market a collection themed around George Lucas’s battlestation. I would wear it, wouldn’t you?