November will be a long one for Star Wars fans. With just a month and a half left for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi to arrive in theaters, the fandom is salivating with anticipation. The Last Jedi will have the distinction of being Carrie Fisher’s final performance as General Leia. Fisher has helped influence The Last Jedi’s costume department. She had convinced Rian Johnson that their characters needed more accessories.
Rian Johnson had shared a tid-bit via Twitter, after being asked about the increase in necklaces in the movie’s trailers.
Even after her death, Carrie Fisher is a gift that keeps on giving. While we knew she was an expert on Star Wars, this includes the franchise’s costuming. Characters like Rose Tico and Beniciodel Toro’s newcomer needed some jewelry to join the galaxy far, far away.
Carrie Fisher’s feelings about space jewelry is very interesting, considering her complicated relationship with Star Wars costumes. Her looks as Leia in the trilogy are iconic, although not comfortable. Fisher has written a few of the experiences into her book and one woman show, including the time that George Lucas had told her that there was no underwear in space. This was because Fisher’s white dress from A New Hope will make her undergarments visible, so she had to go without them when filming their first movie.
Leia’s attractive slave costume came from her time in Jabba the Hutt’s captivity and is the most famous costumes in movie history. In recent years the outfit has been a source of controversy and many believe that a racy costume would not fly nowadays and is misogynist. Carrie Fisher had spoken about it before her death; the flip side of any anti-Feminist argument is that Leia gets to kill Jabba in Return of the Jedi.
We will have to wait and see how many space accessories make it into Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We will not have to wait too long, as the movie will arrive in theaters December 15th.