Designers created Star Wars-inspired fashions for charity
I am what you may refer to as the World's Smallest Star Wars fan. Much to the chagrin of my boyfriend, who once tried to get me to sit through all three original movies to comical results, I am not ashamed to say I have never seen all six movies in their entirety. (Here is where I duck for flying tomatoes.)
So clearly I am the perfect person to be wrting about the Force 4 Fashion fundraiser that launched in New York City this week. The gist: Disney asked lots of big-name designers to come up with looks based on characters in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out Dec. 18 in literally every theater near you. Halston, Rag & Bone, Cynthia Rowley and Diane von Furstenberg were among the designers, and their pieces will be auctioned off online by Bloomingdales up until the day the movie opens, with proceeds going to the Child Mind Institute.
The clothes were unveiled at the event on Tuesday, and Quartz has a thorough look at all of them here. That Chewbacca coat looks comfy as heck, but I am particularly partial to DVF's sheer, tan, low-cut jumpsuit shown in the photo above, inspired by something called "Rey." What is a "Rey"? Maybe you know. I do not know. (See aforementioned Star Wars credentials.) Either way, I'm digging those gold, rope-like bracelets.
Actor Lupita Nyong’o, a fashion goddess walking among us mere mortals who, yes, is in the new Star Wars movie, was at the event in a black dress that lit up like the world's most chic Christmas tree. You know what? Maybe Star Wars is cool.