One of the dresses seen in Attack of the Clones is to be displayed at the V&A in Dundee for six months, on loan from the still under construction Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. Glasgow-born designer Trisha Biggar said a paisley design triggered the inspiration for this piece.
“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.
“The textile design of this gown was inspired by a vintage Paisley pattern swatch. Around three quarters of all Padme dresses have got a touch of Scottish vintage on them somewhere.”
“Everything for every planet and culture was being created anew.
“We used references and drew on a multitude of influences from all over the world, from every culture, country, civilisation and period, mixing them up to shape new fashions.
“By reinterpreting ideas and drawing on history the audience would – albeit subliminally – recognise and identify with the myriad of Star Wars styles.”