From May through September the Detroit Institute of Arts has a Star Wars costume exhibit that I wanted to see. I’ve been to the DIA a handful of times and its always fun to explore inside and out.
In late September we were meeting some friends for dinner, so I thought we’d hit up the exhibit before dinner. Tickets were sold out (I should have looked online – oops!). We strolled the museum before heading to Grey Ghost for dinner.
I’ve reviewed it before, so I don’t want to do a full review again. it’s a nice spot to go with good food and great cocktails. The owners also opened a spot across the street called Second Best. We popped in there, and it was jammed. Bustling and loud it’s a fun and interesting addition to the Detroit food and drink scene that reads more like a sports bar than anything.
Luckily the Star Wars exhibit remained open late on certain nights and this happened to be one of them. Our friends joined us to check it out. Though it was a bit pricey, as are most museums, it was well worth it. I would compare it to the awesomeness of the Story Behind Pixar exhibit. If you have the chance to see either – do not miss them!
The exhibit is very visual with so many iconic costumes. Even as a rather casual Star Wars fan I could totally appreciate the years of history. Finding out what materials were used in the creation as well as how many phases of work went into each costume was insane.
It’s also rather remarkable that many were incredibly old and had been preserved very well.
Because it was a chilly night, I put on my favorite go-to fall dress with some sparkly shoes. I also removed the belt that came with the dress and added my gold belt to change things up. But really, these costumes were the stars. Maybe I need to work some inspiration into my wardrobe …
Dress: Carolina Herrera // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag: Dior // Belt: Gucci