Thandie Newton’s dress takes Star Wars fandom to the next level
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Thandie Newton is amazing and her unique dress at the Cannes Film Festival screening of Solo only further cements it.
On Tuesday night, Newton and the rest of the cast and crew of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story were on hand for the film’s screening at Cannes and Newton’s dress paid special tribute to her Star Wars fandom (via io9).
While the dress is, according to Red Carpet Fashion Awards, a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown (for all you red carpet fashion nerds), what takes the dress to the next level would be the print overlays of other black characters from the Star Wars universe taken from Newton’s personal action figure collection.
As seen above, the dress includes Mace Windu, Finn, Captain Panaka, and a deep cut: Lando Calrissian in his Jabba’s Palace disguise from Return of the Jedi.
Check out this close-up for another view of how the figures are included in the dress’ pattern.
That is stellar fandom.
Of course, maybe Newton can add her own action figure to the dress as her Solo character, Val, is added to that all-too-small demographic (something that didn’t escape Donald Glover’s notice as noted in that excellent sketch from his recent Saturday Night Live appearance).
And, finally, just because it’s amazing and awesome, here is a photo of Newton standing with Glover, the young Lando himself.
One has to wonder what we did to deserve such an amazing pair together in one place, in one movie.
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