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A look into Star Wars: Padme's Dresses. Part III

After this long break, I will continue this series of posts with this next dress.

This is the dress that I call the "Coruscant Pre-Senate Gown", because she wears it in a very brief scene right before she makes her appearance in the Coruscant Senate. This is not one of the most well known dress, but it’s a beautiful piece of design, so I though it was worth the effort.
The dress consists in a crimped mauve under-gown under a stiff, turquoise dress with intricate patterns, and over this; a light gray robe held together with a wide, embroidered sash. The sleeves of the robe are wide and somewhat stiff, with curling needlework along the sides. A fan-like headdress adorns her hairstyle, which is finished off with antique lace, pearl beadings and glass filaments.

Just like with the “senate” gown, the influences behind this design are really simple and easy to identify. The dress is based off the traditional Japanese kimono. And the headpiece is a mix between Chinese, Russian and B…