Rodarte's Fall 2014 Collection Was Definitely Influenced By 'Star Wars'

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A few looks from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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The Force is strong with this one. "This one" meaning Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection (obviously). Yesterday, the Sisters Mulleavy sent their latest line down the runway, which featured a few VERY familiar faces—and we're not talking about the models. With the blessing of director George Lucas, his wife Mellody Hobson, and Disney (who recently acquired the rights to Lucas' Lucasfilm Limited production company) Rodarte presented a series of Star Wars-themed looks that were both very literal (i.e. gowns emblazoned with Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and C-3PO) and creatively interpretative.

Before the beloved character-print dresses closed out the show (sans noticeably absent leads like Princess Leia and Darth Vader), Rodarte duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy delivered a collection filled with what we believe were more-discreet references to the cult-classic trilogy—which, to the average ogler, might seem totally a bit random, but have been several years in the making, as George Lucas took a highly coveted front row seat at Rodarte's Winter 2012 show. We consulted our resident Star Wars fangirl, Lauren Reid, for some much-needed insight on the collection's less-obvious nods to the films.

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A look from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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One of the first dresses that caught our expert's eye was a green, semi-sheer gown decorated with dainty vegetation. Reid mused that it might signify the Forest Moon of Endor (aka The Sanctuary Moon): a small, forest-covered moon that served as the enchanted native home of the oddly adorable Ewoks. If Katy Perry ever decides to focus her songs on nature, we can totally see her wearing this on the red carpet with, like, a shrubbery-inspired wig or clutch.

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A look from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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Reid also picked up on the split-level gown printed with Tatooine's twin suns. Tatooine, thought to be one of the oldest planets in Star Wars' space, used to be pretty lush until all the oceans dried up because...global warming? IDK. But then things got SUPER dry, hot, and bright. And while we definitely dig the nod, we're guessing that layered chiffon would not be optimal for desert climate.

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A look from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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On the other hand, Rodarte's shimmering, aquamarine, fur-collared coat would be PERFECT for (what we assume to be) it's planetary counterpart, Hoth, the Ice Planet, which is pretty much covered in snow and ice. And if we've learned anything from this season at NYFW, it's that nothing goes better with ice and snow than a colorful, super-luxe coat. (And shoes that aren't stilettos.)

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A look from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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Oh, and, lest you be confused, "that's no moon" (joke c/o Lauren) printed on the celestial, side-ruched, off-the-shoulder dress. "Its a space station!" (Literally. We know this because Obi-Wan Kenobi said so in reference to the Death Star, aka the moon-sized military battle station equipped with a super laser for destroying planets.) Doesn't look so delicate anymore, eh?

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A look from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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Finally (and we're willing to concede that this might be a bit of a stretch), Reid pins the blouse-y, smocked, blush-colored midi-gown as an ode to Princess Amidala (who's played by Natalie Portman in the modern prequel trilogy and *SPOILER ALERT* is the secret wife of Anakin Skywalker and the mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia). Maybe we're off on this one, but there's just something about the airy chiffon, long sleeves, and fitted bodice that reminds us of all those dresses she wore after being crowned Galaxy Empire Queen.

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