In awesome news, Leia Organa is finally getting to be the focus of her very own Star Wars Expanded Universe! Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge is being released this September and is aaaaaall about her. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the cover definitely would’ve gotten me excited. Finally, she’s not shown wearing one of her film costumes and she’s wearing something that’s totally functional for a Rebel Alliance operative.
I could probably talk all day about the costume alone but this is a geek fashion blog so let’s drive right into the fashion because who wouldn’t want to talk about what sort of high fashion looks Star Wars characters might wear if they were in our world?
Bouchra Jarrar’s Fall 2013 Couture Collection featured plenty of fabulously tailored trousers plus some interestingly cut tops to go with them and the traditional evening wear. It was the tops/trouser combination that caught my attention though since many of the looks read like high fashion versions of Leia’s look on the Razor’s Edge cover to the right.
Even though Leia is technically just wearing a tunic, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine her wearing either one of these tops below. The black leather vest could easily be swapped for that top and looks all around badass while the white jacket keeps the interest of the zippers while adding sleeves with a somewhat reinforced look on the shoulders.