Star Wars meets high fashion

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Fashion illustrator John Woo created this "He Wears It" series of drawings depicting Star Wars characters wearing the styles of famous designers. Jango Fett rocks Comme des Garcons, a Stormtrooper wears Thom Browne, New York, etc. Above, Vader wears Band of Outsiders and a Scout Trooper models Victor & Rolf. You can see them at Woo's heavy Flash site or a selection at (Thanks, Mathias Crawford!)



  1. Well, shucks.

    I mean no disrespect, really I don’t, but that’s just plain stupid.

    Pointless, stupid, and somewhat disgusting.

    1. Why disgusting? I mean, you may have your opinion, but this particular modifier confounds me.

      I, for one, think they are nicely done, and if they lack a “meaningful” concept, they make up for it with good humor. The idea of taking a familiar format and Star-Wars-ifying it has gobs of appeal to many people.

  2. I didn’t realize that Darth Vader was so skinny…

    Look at that drawing, his shoulders are barely wider than the helmet. This is the person that inspired so much fear in his enemies?

    Give me Chad Vader!

  3. You’re right. It’s not disgusting, just kind of stupid and pointless.

    In my opinion.

  4. Can you name anything worth having or doing in life that, in the final analysis, is not stupid and pointless?

  5. I wear size small in most shirts and size XL in some of my Band of Outsiders (some of the best made clothes I’ve ever owned BTW). I can’t imagine how a zombie robot Sith Lord would squeeze into anything less than a XXXL.

    P.S. Xeni should interview Scott Sternberg.

  6. I never understood this obsession with star wars.

    Actually, I guess I do. If you were eleven years old in 1977, I suppose you were hit pretty hard by the whole star wars thing.

    I remember, in 1977, you could still smoke cigarettes in movie theatres. As smart-assed college student film buffs we’d go, once a week and enjoy the animation festivals, the quirky dramas and sci fi features, and mainstream films where the Hollywood bosses had obviously surrendered all creative control to the directors, because the endings were always sad, or at least not “triumphant”

    I remember we’d just seen “Silent Running” with Bruce Dern, and we were blowing smoke rings in the theatre, and then we saw previews for a new sci fi film, something called “star wars” but it seemed different, more old fashioned, a throwback to the old Flash Gordon serial things, with the corny music and heroic, non-ironic figures.

    The part where the little robot falls over on its side got a chuckle from the (mostly stoned) audience. “This looks interesting, we’ll have to check it out,” we said. So we did, and it was a total parody of all the corny sci fi serials from the ’40s and ’50s, but we enjoyed it. Little did we know an entire generation of eleven year olds would worship it and idolize it into the 21st century. I mean, it wasn’t THAT great.

    After that, movies changed. The studios decided that every film had to be a blockbuster, and have toys attached to it, and rousing music. No more Dog Day Afternoons or The Conversation. No more Silent Runnings even. It was all Lucas and Spielberg and big flashy budgets. Reagan came in and used the “evil empire” quote.

    Years later, in the 90s, I took my kids to see the “digitally remastered” star wars sagas (I fell asleep during the empire strikes back) and I heard some college students saying how the dialogue was corny, but “what do you expect, it was 1977” and I wanted to tell them “we knew the dialogue was corny back then, we weren’t simple, there were some rather complex films back then, but they were crowded out by the star wars saga,” but I was too tired by then.

    Enjoy your star wars obsessions, kids, even though you’re all in your forties now. Say hi to Jar Jar Binks.

  7. Hey man, I know it’s a damn corny series but I’m a hell of a lot younger than 40, and wouldn’t be born for another 15 years when the original came out.

    I still think it’s great. I’m a huge nerd and love the series more than anything else. I read the extended universe stuff, and the comics and watch the films again and again.

    You may think it’s crappy but really it’s over the top and better because of it!

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