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Padmé Amidala – Attack of the Clones – Lake/Villa Retreat Gown “Rainbow gown”

Padmé wears this gorgeous gown when she and Anakin go into hiding at the villa retreat.  The fitted, floor length, halter neck undergown is cut on the bias with a low scoop back and is ombre-dyed in shades of yellow, pink, and bluish lilac.  The long, full overdress is in a semi-sheer flowing silk or silk-like fabric, and is also ombre-dyed in shades of yellow, pink, and bluish lilac.  The overdress is draped to encircle the body, somewhat loosely, is gathered to create sleeve drapes that extend from mid-upper arm to the wrist, and has a long train with squared corners.  The edges are entirely bound with wide satin charmeuse bias binding, which is also dyed to match the gown.  The halter gown and overdrape front are gathered at the neck to a mother of pearl shell-like collar consisting of several pieces of graduating size rimmed in light burnished gold, and affixed to a narrow ivory neckband with two delicate burnished gold chains on either side.  The overdrape sleeves are each affixed to a pearlized light burnished gold curvaceous zig-zag armband.  The bottom front of the overdress is gathered by a wrap of mother of pearl medallions strung in a row and clustered to create little pansies with ivory pearl centers, and a long tassel of ivory pearl and iridescent crystal seed beads drapes from the wrap.  The back of the overdress is gathered and pulled up to be affixed to the center back waist of the halter gown, with a brooch of mother of pearl medallions clustered to form a pansy with an ivory pearl center and multi-length strands of ivory pearl and iridescent crystal seed beads over the gathering point.  Her hair was fashioned as a conch shell, where it is parted in the middle with two small sections twisted in front and tucked into a cornucopia or nautilus of hair held in place with multiple headbands covered in a purple silk or silk like brocade with silvery swirls tipped in silvery pearls, that graduate in size from the crown of her head to the end of her hair.