Washington: The clothes make the Jedi


The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. But mostly, the exhibit that just opened at Seattle’s EMP Museum is an opportunity to see 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies in one room — from Princess Leia’s slave bikini to Queen Amidala’s wedding dress, which has not been part of any previous public display. The exhibit, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume, was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, and will be traveling across the United States through 2020. The exhibit is scheduled to be in Seattle through early October and the creators have not yet announced the next stops.

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Associated Press