Thandie Newton Wears Dress Celebrating Black 'Star Wars' Characters

>Thandie Newton

has a major red carpet moment while attending the premiere of

Solo: A Star Wars Story during the >2018 Cannes Film Festival

on Tuesday (May 15) in Cannes, France.

The actress wore a custom Vivienne Westwood gown that featured all of the black Star Wars characters printed on the fabric.

“For tonight’s #StarWars premiere, Thandie had the brilliant idea to make a dress covered in a print with photos of iconic black @starwars characters!” her stylist

Erin Walsh wrote on Instagram. “She wanted to celebrate her role in the iconic history of the franchise!! She is the first black woman onscreen in a @starwars movie with a leading role.”


Christian Hogstedt photographed action figures from

Thandie‘s collection and then the fashion house made a print on a gown that is totally eco friendly.

Some of the characters seen on the gown include >John Boyega

‘s Finn, >Billy Dee Williams

‘ Lando, >Samuel L. Jackson

‘s Mace Windu, >Forest Whitaker

‘s Saw Gerrera, and

Hugh Quarshie‘s Captain Panaka.

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