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It’s a big galaxy. I wouldn’t want to have to dress it.

Filed under: — stan @ 8:02 pm

Today we went to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles to see “Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars“. This was an exhibit of costumes and props from all six movies. Most of the exhibits were costumes, but there were some other things, including Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader’s light sabers from the original movie, and an X-wing fighter parked in the courtyard.

There was an entire side of one gallery devoted to Natalie Portman’s costumes. I suppose we’ll have to rent those movies some day to see why she needed so many outfits.

We also saw the complete Darth Vader outfit used in Episode III, as well as a couple of wookie suits. Also, they had various other alien beings on display. I’m not enough of a geek to be able to name them.

It was great fun seeing this stuff up close. In particular, seeing Darth Vader’s light saber ranked right up there with the time I saw Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone. And after seeing this, Lucinda says we have to rent the movies so she can see them.

2 Responses to “It’s a big galaxy. I wouldn’t want to have to dress it.”

  1. harry Says:

    I got a new trek this week 5200 and I am planning a trip from the from the Valley through La Canada, around the RoseBowl and back to Sherman Oaks. Have you taken Foothill ‘Blvd from the valley to La Canada Flintridge, and is there a better route???

    PS Loved the Star Wars clothes…


  2. stan Says:

    Going that way we usually take La Tuna Canyon up and over and then take Honolulu to Verdugo. Then we take Descanso to Chevy Chase and Highland. Then you can take Highland into Linda Vista to be on the west side of the Bowl or take Oak Grove to Arroyo to get to the east side.

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