Star Wars: The Forces of Fashion

Harper’s Bazaar: You’ve played such a big role in determining the modern visual style of Star Wars

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber, The Empire Strikes Back
If you’ve picked up a piece of Star Wars merchandise in the past ten years, you can thank Brian Rood: since the release of Episode 3, the illustrator has been responsible for defining and guiding the visual style fans of the franchise know and love. Here at Harper’s Bazaar, we know a thing or two about having a reputation for iconic imagery—so we enlisted Rood’s help in today’s supermodel “star wars” by asking him to cast the industry’s reigning catwalk queens in classic scenes from the franchise. (To wit: Kaia Gerber pulling a Princess Leia amid Hoth’s snowy tundra, or the Hadids emerging from the Millennium Falcon.) Working from his studio in Michigan, Rood walked us through his artistic process and told us what it was like to draw Taylor Hill storm(troop)ing the gangway of the Death Star.

Bella Hadid- Gigi Hadid

Bella and Gigi Hadid, The Empire Strikes Back
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner, A New Hope

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill, A New Hope
Illustrations by Brian Rood; /This article originally appears in the November 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

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