UPDATE: New Star Wars costume exhibit coming to Seattle, not the Smithsonian
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume will feature “60 hand-crafted costumes” from the first six films. It’s a collaboration between Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, with consultation from Lucasfilm.
Costumes have always been a major feature of past Star Wars exhibits, but this may be the first to focus on them exclusively. Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, which ran at the National Air and Space Museum from fall 1997 to early 1999, is a quite important part of Club Jade’s own history, as the reason behind our first large-scale meetup. Since then, we’ve also seen Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, and the still-touring Star Wars Identities, which opens in France next month.
Although I initially thought this would debut in D.C., another Club Jader, Nancy, noted that the exhibit is already being teased by the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle for a January 2015 opening.
It’ll almost certainly make it to Chicago in a few years, when the Lucas Museum is ready.