24 fierce fashions from the red carpet premiere of ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’

After over a year of anticipation, a lucky few became the first people in history to watch the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga unfold on the big screen. Soon in theaters across America, crowds will alternately cheer, gasp, and hush one another as we collectively consume this latest offering from the braintrust at Lucasfilm.

But before we do that! The stars* came out for the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” world premiere in Los Angeles last night and they dressed to impress. You couldn”t shake a cat without hitting stunningly dressed woman in a glitter gown of a gentlemen in a delightfully off-beat suit color and/or combo. The entire cast gathered on the red carpet for their moment in the sun(s of Tatooine), but even non-Star Wars celebrities got in on the glamorous act.

*No, I will not apologize for that terrible pun.

After the jump, check out two dozen of the best-dressed stars from the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” red carpet!