Concept Art Gallery: Episode I
This gallery contains concept artwork, designs, and storyboards pertaining to the handmaidens from Episode I. The drawings and sketches of handmaiden costumes and hairstyles were created by concept designer Ian McCaig. George Lucas wanted the people of Theed to dress in flowing and elegant costumes. For the romantic and peaceful society, McCaig and costume designer Trisha Biggar were inspired by Pre-Raphaelite work and a touch of art nouveau. The handmaiden costumes had to have an element of disguise since they were often used to hide the identity of those wearing them. The clothing was designed to conceal the person's shape, age, and features. For the hairstyles of the handmaidens, McCaig created lighter and less elaborate styles than those of the Queen.
Storyboards are used to help with pre-production and filming. The sketches are a shot-by-shot precursor to the finished film. Design director Doug Chiang aided Ian McCaig with the storyboards.
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