As one of the greatest leaders in the Rebel Alliance, everyone knows Princess Leia is a symbol of women empowerment. So, it’s only right for her new look to embody just that.
Traditionally a princess wears a beautiful gown and that’s what the folks at Mattel gave her. They upgraded her simple white dress to a bold white gown. This new look features floor length sleeves, a silver peplum belt, jewelry and a clutch to match.
Now she wouldn’t be Leia without her signature double bun hairdo. Designer Robert Best added braids and lowered the buns.
The clutch that Princess Leia is holding is worth noting. It’s a circular clutch with the Rebel Alliance symbol branded right on it. The shape of the clutch compliments the symbol perfectly.
The knee high strappy white heels definitely make a statement and are the cherry on top to an already bold look.
The cape is absolutely necessary for a Darth Vader themed outfit. The black bob haircut and bold sunglasses is a nice way to fashionably represent Vader’s helmet.
Under the eye glasses is a shimmery smoky eye completed with a bold wing.
Robert Best explained what it was like taking Vader’s movie suit of “life-supporting armor and cybernetics” and turning it into couture.
“While these details are interesting and relevant to the characters in the narrative related to the films, when you’re creating a look “inspired by,” the purpose is to capture the essence of the character and include notable details. Then, it becomes more about what the costume and its narrative purpose represents emotionally, and finding a way to convey that through fashion.”