For their Fall 2014 runway collection, Rodarte unveiled a collection of Star Wars dresses. Every geek website reported on the show, which included five full length couture gowns with printed Star Wars images. The Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy drew inspiration from their childhood for the collection. Imagination, fun, wonder – these certainly describe the Star Wars films, as well as real world childhood experiences. The resulting designs are desired by Star Wars fans everywhere.
According to the NYPost article on the collection, the dresses were only available for photo shoots and exhibitions, not for sale. Even if they were available, they would be outside of most fan’s price range. A similar style dress from the same collection has a retail price of US$6,325, though they could have been a lovely wedding dress for a dedicated fan!
I found it a little bit of a shame that in the excitement, Preen’s Star Wars collection seemed to be forgotten or mistaken as part of Rodarte’s collection. Even the Star Wars Insider magazine’s article on Star Wars in fashion got the photo labels incorrect, attributing Preen’s designs to Rodarte. Perhaps the confusion unfortunately came from the timing of the two collections, walking the runway within days of each other. In any case, the collection of Rodarte’s Star Wars dresses are gorgeous, and certainly illustrate that Star Wars images should never be limited to t-shirts.
Photo sourced from and belongs to StarWars.com.
See the full Rodarte fall 2014 collection walk the runway in this Youtube video –