Some personal news: I saw "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday night, and while I won't lace this story with any spoilers, I will assure you that it was excellent. As I watched the movie, I thought much about the cast's rising stars — namely Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, both 23 — since I felt as if I "knew" them as well as I did their more famous co-stars, like Lupita Nyong'o. This strange sensation was surely due in part to the movie's monstrous publicity circus, which toured four continents and featured a seemingly infinite array of gowns, minidresses, pantsuits, tuxedos, droids and even a small Stormtrooper army.
In the wise words of Maria, when promoting a movie as monumental as "Star Wars," you step up to the sartorial plate. With the help of top stylists Petra Flannery (for Ridley) and Micaela Erlanger (for both Nyong'o and Boyega), its stars were able to wear pretty much whatever they wanted. Ridley wore flashy Chanel, Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli Couture pieces, while for the Los Angeles world premiere, Boyega wore a custom Versace suit. That's a pretty decent track record for two folks who can credit "Star Wars" as being their first — FIRST!!! — major film roles. And then there was Nyong'o, a Very Important, Very Famous Actress who executed her typical brilliance in Proenza Schouler, Alexandre Vauthier Couture and more.
With all of the exceptional clothing worn this week, we felt compelled to do a little roundup of our 10 favorite looks from the entire "Star Wars" press tour. It was a lot of ground to cover, but we think we did a bang-up job. Take a look below.