Designing Costumes for 'Star Wars’ Jedis, Princesses and Naked Creatures

Michael Kaplan, the costumer designer for “The Last Jedi,” talks about Oscar snubs, Carrie Fisher and Kylo Ren’s pants.

In his long career as a Hollywood costume designer, Michael Kaplan has created looks for disco legends (the Village People in “Can’t Stop the Music”), 1980s icons (Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”) and ’90s cult classics (“Fight Club”).But he holds special regard for science fiction, including the original “Blade Runner” in 1982, one of his first movie credits. Recent sci-fi projects include the 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” both directed by J. J. Abrams.He retu...