Imperial forces were present at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion week, where the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition hosted a Star Wars design contest sponsored by Disney. Stormtroopers patrolled the area as costume creations of the six finalists sparkled under the lights of the runway — each design inspired by an iconic outfit from that distant galaxy of Rebels and Jedi and smugglers. In the end, José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger of UNTTLD won with their elegant take on Princess Leia’s metal bikini from Return of the Jedi, and were awarded $15,000 along with their own commemorative (non-working) lightsaber.
Roger Christian, who helped bring many of the original Star Wars characters and weapons to life, attended the event as a guest judge.
The outfits will remain on display for the rest of the week, but you can get a special preview by checking out the gallery below.
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