Thandie Newton, Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story, sent out a strong message on the red carpet European Premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival last night when stating that diversity in sci-fi is always in fashion. The custom Vivienne Westwood dress was printed with images of action figures — specifically black Star Wars characters from her personal collection.
Each action figure featured on the dress — including Finn, Lando Calrissian and Saw Gerrera — was photographed by noted New York-based fashion photographer Christian Hogstedt. The images were then layered over Westwood’s Absence of Roses print, notes the Red Carpet Fashion Awards blog.
The unique dress print was created especially as a tribute for Newton’s first appearance in Star Wars.