Among the highlights of this week’s New York Fashion Week was Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s unveiling of several silk gowns incorporating images from Star Wars films.
The dresses included shots of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C-3P0 and R2-D2, along with the Death Star and a landscape of the two suns of Skywalker’s home planet, Tatooine.
The designers said the look was inspired by clothes they wore as children and “a time when anything was possible.” To which the only possible response is, “You mean like now?” Now that couture fashion has reached out to the thrift-shop world of vintage movie T-shirts, the possibilities are endless.
Imagine a Star Trek-themed line of Beam Me Up, Scotty lingerie, with sleek USS Enterprise silhouettes and bold slashes of black fur in tribute to Spock’s iconic eyebrows.
Trekkie fashionistas will instantly sense the erotic frisson: Though Vulcans mate just once every seven years, when they do, look out.