Chosen One of the Day: The unimpeachable fashion sense of Bail Organa

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Jun 7, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT

When one thinks about fashion in the Star Wars movies, the first thing that tends to come to mind is Padmé Amidala's wonderfully extravagant outfits (if you're a normal person) or space capes (if you're me). Or Leia's hairbuns. Or Han Solo's pants. Not the Jedi. Never the Jedi. The Jedi can't dress worth a damn.

But you know who doesn't get his due as a fashion icon of the galaxy far far away? It's Bail Organa: Space DILF.

As played by Jimmy Smits in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One and voiced by Phil LaMarr in Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars, Bail Organa was a personal friend of Padmé Amidala and, eventually, the foster father of her daughter Leia.

Bail was also: Stylish. Confident. Avant-garde. He's the Rihanna of the Star Wars universe. Padmé is the Fan Bingbing. They have so much fun at the Coruscant Met Gala snarking behind the Jedi Council's back about whatever burlap nonsense they've saddled themselves with now.

Bail Organa invented the RompHim.

It this a cape? A poncho? A sweater ... thing? It has infrastructure. Whatever it is, it's entirely impractical, but it's velvet, so I don't care. Bail Organa is an OG fashion icon who knows that sometimes you have to suffer for the sake of your art. And sometimes "suffer" = accidentally dipping your metal and velvet cape apparatus/back brace in the toilet.

This is my favorite Star Wars promotional shot of all time, because you look at Jimmy Smits' face and you know he knows exactly what he's wearing. The puffy turtleneck that looks like a Wampa's large intestine. The metal choker. This is the face of a man planning George Lucas' murder. Just don't get any blood on that velvet smoking jacket.

Pimp coat.

Even in animated form, Bail slays the game as far as sleek, stylish sweaters are concerned. Of all the specks of dust floating where Alderaan used to be, the specks that comprised Bail's extensive outerwear collection are by far the most fashionable.

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