@robharperdesign sent us this photo of Ruth St Denis; a turn of the century dance pioneer who wore exotic outfits like this one.
The similarity between this costume and the one worn by Carrie Fisher in ROTJ is uncanny. We did some research into whether this was the inspiration. The origin of Leia’s costume came from by fantasy artwork by Frank Frazetta of whom George Lucas was a fan. The costume designer went to Richard Miller, a sculptor of body jewellery and drew designs based on Miller’s collections. It’s very likely that Miller’s work was heavily inspired by the costumes worn by Ruth St Denis. In fact those initial costume designs, based on Miller’s work, look closer to sketches of Ruth St Denis, than Leia’s eventual look. #leia#carriefisher#slavegirl#returnofthejedi#princessleia#ruthstdenis#frankfrazetta#richardmillar#costumedesign#1920s#dance#1910s#periodcostume#fashiondesign#retro
“When I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big, it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and it’s own currency.” - Carrie Fisher ..... Love Big. Love without restraint or rules or moderation. Love because it’s risky. Love because you’re brave. Love when you’re on top of the world. Love when you’re falling apart. Love in your smile. Love in your hands. Love while you listen. Love while you hear. Love in your words. Love in all you see. Love in all you are. Be Love. ❤️ #imlove .
Will be recreating this scene from Game of Thrones for as long as @ianbeattie_ian let’s me pretend to kill him.
Ian is so wonderful, and it’s always such a pleasure to have a chat with him.
Thanks Ian for bringing this character to life. He was truely awful. Brilliant job.
@maisie_williams as Arya Stark is a badass