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No, Captain, they’re alive. I want every ship available to sweep the asteroid field until they are found.

– Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back

Today we celebrate John Mollo at his 84th birthday (born 1931)

John Mollo was born in England, United Kingdom and is the Costume Designer for A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Since very young age he has been interested in the history of military uniforms, which led him into working with costume design for movies. John Mollo even won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for A New Hope.

The author of the book Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy has spoken with John Mollo about the color and authenticity in the Star Wars universe.