Died designer of the costume of Darth Vader
MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. John Mollo, British costume designer who came up with the costume of Darth Vader and other main characters of the epic “Star wars”, has died at the age of 86, reports the Times.
According to the publication, Mollo, died 25 October due to the effects of vascular dementia.
Mollo first met the author of “Star wars” by George Lucas in 1975 to discuss the work on the “unnamed science-fiction film”. Subsequently.
Mollo has been hired as a costume designer and has dressed many of the main characters of the Saga — Darth Vader, On Leia, Han Solo, Obi-WAN Kenobi and the stormtroopers.The film is7.9 Star wars: Episode 4 — a New hope
Creating costumes from Mollo was only three months, the newspaper writes. “For Darth Vader, I had to go to three departments (trade center — ed.) Church division over the cassock, the Department of modern clothing for motorcycle costume and in the military division for the German helmet and gas mask. We dazzled it all together, and turned Darth Vader”, — quotes the edition of the memories Mollo.
For film, 1977’s “Episode IV: a New hope” Mollo won the Oscar for best costume design. The designer also worked on costumes for films by Directors Ridley Scott, Hugh Hudson and others.
“Star wars” was invented by George Lucas in the early 1970-ies. Six episodes of the Saga was released in 1977, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2002 and 2005. In October 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm for $ 4,05 billion of the Walt Disney Corporation. Then it became known that Disney planned a sequel to “Star wars.” In 2015 published the seventh episode of the franchise.