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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Costume Designer Explains Star-Lord’s Shirt

When the first footage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was made public, the internet became fascinated with Star-Lord’s new shirt. The graphic t-shirt featured text in what appeared to be an alien language, leading to rampant speculation about what the shirt’s message was.

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is playing in theaters, costume designer Judianna Makovsky is clarifying what the graphic shirt is actually all about.

“I think people are reading a lot more into it,” Makovsky told Fashionista, laughing. “When I first started the film, [director] James Gunn said he wanted to give everybody more of a cool rock star feeling and I said, ‘Well, usually that means a graphic T-shirt.’ He went, ‘Perfect, I want a graphic T-shirt.’ So we did a lot of graphics that would advertise either products or candy and we actually used alphabet [from the “Klyn” language] from his first film. It’s very simple; it says ‘Gear Shift’ on it.”

The rock star look is fitting for a “legendary outlaw” like Star-Lord, though even…