John Mollo

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John Mollo
Born (1931-03-18) March 18, 1931 (age 86)
London, England
Occupation costume designer
Years active 1970-2003
Spouse(s) Ann Mollo (1956-1966) Louise Mollo (1968 - to date)
Children Thomas Mollo (born 1971)

John Mollo (born 18 March 1931 in London, England) is a British costume designer and book author, most known for his Oscar-winning costume design for the Star Wars film series. He is the older brother of Andrew Mollo and Boris Mollo.


John Mollo has been interested in European and American military uniforms since a very young age and wrote several books on the subject.[1] This led him to costume design, first being an advisor for the movie Charge of the Light Brigade in 1966 and later a costume designer, his first film being George Lucas' Star Wars in 1977.[2] Mollo has also been a military advisor on the films Zulu Dawn, Barry Lyndon and Nicholas and Alexandra.

Costume design[edit]



Awards and nominations[edit]


  • Military Fashion
  • 1991 reprint of: Uniforms of The American Revolution in Color. Illustrated by Malcolm McGregor. Stirling Publications, New York, NY, ISBN 0-8069-8240-3.
  • Uniforms of the Seven Years' War, seventeen hundred and fiftysix to sixtythree, Illustrated by Malcolm McGregor
  • Into the Valley of Death: The British Cavalry Division at Balaclava 1854, co-written with Boris Mollo, plates by Bryan Fosten. Windrow & Greene, London, 1991 ISBN 1-872004-75-X.


  1. ^ "John Mollo Biography (1931-)". Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  2. ^ "John Mollo Biography". Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "John Mollo". IMDB. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Past Saturn Awards - Best Costume". Saturn Awards. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ Awards Internet Movie Database.
  7. ^ "Advanced Primetime Awards Search". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. 

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