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Oscars 2015: Willow Bay Wears Rodarte's 'Star Wars' Dress on the Red Carpet

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Daring on the carpet, Willow was.

Well, it was bound to happen. The second we saw L.A.-based label Rodarte send Star Wars-stamped gowns out on its fall 2014 runway last February, we knew it was just a matter of time until one of the whimsical designs showed up on a major red carpet. And at Sunday's Oscars, the brand's Yoda dress finally found a home on former news anchor Willow Bay, the current USC Annenberg School of Journalism director who attended this year's awards ceremony with her husband, Disney CEO Bob Iger

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Sure, the outfit choice (both its Star Wars theme and the youthful, high fashion nature of sibling-designed Rodarte in general) seems a bit daring for someone who once served as a correspondent on ABC's World News Sunday. But Bay — a former Ford model and Estee Lauder spokesperson — seems to be a proponent of fashion, having turned up at past LACMA Costume Council events. She's also a vintage jewelry aficionado and is known to rock mid-century costume pieces on the carpet. But we speculate that Bay had a good reason for the outfit choice: hubby Iger is behind Disney's upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars reboot hitting theaters this December. 

Supportive spouse and daring dresser? The force is already with her. 

 

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