Star Wars Fashion on the Red Carpet

When actress Kirsten Dunst arrived at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City earlier today, she busted out a tribute to the Galactic Empire with an under-construction Death Star dress.

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The Star Wars tribute is complimented with glittery starry-night tights. I bet the dress would look great with a pair of quantum mechanics uncertainty earrings!


The dress is part of the Rodarte Star Wars fall/winter collection, which features dresses emblazoned with Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the Death Star. While the wild speculation at the time was on who would wear the Yoda dress to the Oscars, I'm thrilled it's an actress stepping out to support the dark side instead. The Death Star is certainly the most badass of the collection as the only tribute to evil, even if it is still under construction.

I am all about a world where we get more stellar-themed and sci-fi formal gowns on the red carpet, especially if it ends up spilling over into creating more awesome designs in my far-more-humble price range. For another take on the Death Star gown, check out this handmade masterpiece from the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Tip via Animals recruit Jason, thanks!

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That's odd. Kirsten has never struck me as being especially nerdy. She even seemed to resent her role in Spider-Man for a while.