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The Iconic Star Wars Gown Worn by Natalie Portman Has Become Museum-Worthy
The new Victoria and Albert Museum is opening in northern Scotland...
Entertainment 01 Sep 2018

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Star Wars costume to go on display in V&A Dundee, the new Victoria and Albert Museum which is opening on September 15 in northern Scotland.

The famed Scottish costume designer Trisha Biggar is showing the gown she created from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

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The intricate, embroidered dress, which is inspired by vintage Paisley pattern material, was worn by Natalie Portman’s character Padmé Amidala and features an ornate copper plated headdress and burgundy silk cloqué coat.

Biggar, a designer from Glasgow, says this dress was is influenced by Russian folk costumes. She took inspiration from a Paisley pattern swatch she found in Glasgow for the textile design for this mustard-colored dress, which also has collar and cuffs with floral shapes and motifs embroidered in burgundy and green, reminiscent of the piece of vintage material.

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“By the time we were constructing the costumes for Star Wars, I had collected a large quantity of vintage fabrics and trims, a lot sourced in Glasgow, to decorate and embellish the elaborate pieces being created,” said Biggar.

“The textile design of this gown was inspired by a vintage Paisley pattern swatch. Around three quarters of all Padmé dresses have got a touch of Scottish vintage on them somewhere.”

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Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via V&A Dundee

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