Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

For Star Trek fans that can’t get enough of the first season Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+ Original Series, there is an exhibit on view showcasing the costumes worn by the cast on view at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds exhibit runs until May 29, showcasing items from the Star Trek universe, including Starfleet and Vulcan uniforms, the USS Enterprise, photos, and more.

Throughout the exhibition, the Paley Center will host screenings and for fans to take photos in the Captain’s chair. “From its breakthrough original TV series to its ever-expanding media universe, Star Trek continues to inspire and entertain fans by the millions worldwide,” said the Paley Center’s president and CEO, Maureen J. Reidy. “Thanks to our partnership with Paramount+, these fans will get a rare chance to immerse themselves in Star Trek memorabilia, legend, and lore at the Paley Center, a contemporary cultural destination for New Yorkers, tourists, and Star Trek fans alike.”

The costume designer of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Bernadette Croft worked with Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog to design the footwear for the series. “I just like the idea of living in another world than the one we live in,” Fluevog recently told CBC. “Who wouldn’t want to do that? Sometimes, the world we live in sucks, right? We want to just get away. That’s part of what fashion and part of what dressing up is, is just getting out of the world we live in.”

Croft adores the work of Fluevog, and adds to the iconic, minimal quality of the costume design. “The original Star Trek uniform is so iconic, including those Cuban style boots,” she said. “They look futuristic and edgy and are my favorite part of the uniform—such a strong silhouette.”

In fact, the boots were practical for actors to wear, too. “It was an honor to team up with Fluevog and give the boots an updated look,” said Croft. “The stretchy back makes fitting our actors easy and the rubber soles are shock absorbent which is handy on the concrete studio floors. The leather is soft yet durable. We have had countless running and action sequences and the Fluevog boots never fail, proving its quality craftsmanship.”

Fluevog recently opened pre-sales for the Starfleet boots on his website, but says the style (expected to arrive this July) is currently discontinued.

The Starfleet uniforms are simple, yet minimal, updating the classic look. Women on the show no longer wear miniskirts, but leggings with long jackets, and a big thing is texture in the costume design.

The first episode dropped May 5 for the ten episode series, with the season finale on July 7. The second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is currently in production and expected to launch in 2023.

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