Bespoke Craft

Starlight Headliner

A celestial feature exclusive to Rolls-Royce.


Gaze up within the luxury of a Bespoke Rolls-Royce and be transported by the Starlight Headliner — a signature Bespoke feature depicting an interstellar scene. The unique effect is achieved by fitting delicate fibre optic strands at varying depths and angles, allowing light to escape in multiple directions and at different intensities. Each ‘star’ is adjustable; revel in bright, shining light or relax in a soft glow.

strands of red light for the starlight headliner

Bespoke artisans transform the motor car into an immersive, starlit display.


Every last constellation formation within a Starlight Headliner can be personally selected by the motor car’s owner. Crafting pre-set formations takes a minimum of nine hours, but a personalised pattern requires its own template — and can take more than 17 hours of meticulous attention from at least two different craftspeople. 


To begin, the leather is perforated with 800 to 1,600 holes, each carefully counted. Fibre optic lights are then deftly woven through and set into the perforations. Once the craftsperson ensures that the height of the fibres is correct on the concealed side, they’re expertly placed on the visible leather’s surface, ready to shine. The end result is the perfect alliance of traditional craftsmanship and modern-day technology.


Since the Starlight Headliner made its 2007 debut in a Phantom with 800 lights, its scale has expanded impressively. Now, a Starlight Headliner can boast up to 2,117 individual lights across the entirety of the motor car roof’s length.

Close up of the starlight headliner red lights

Experience the wonders of an expansive universe from above.

Viewing the starlight headliner with red lights through the rear window and rear exterior of the Rolls-Royce


The personalised nature of a  Starlight Headliner knows no bounds; each can be custom-created so that it is truly reflective of an owner’s personal taste. 


Previously, one owner requested the lights be configured in the shape of his family’s coat of arms, while another asked that the configuration represent the Ursa Major and Minor constellations. Our craftspeople have even embedded the iconic Rolls-Royce logo, illuminating it separately from the rest of the stars.


This limitless nature of Rolls-Royce artisans’ talent is on full display in the Celestial Phantom — a motor car that elevated the Starlight Headliner’s original concept with audacious flair. Built to honour the significant moment when the first ever new Phantom was unveiled at Goodwood, the Celestial Phantom’s Starlight Headliner depicts the constellations exactly as they were over the Home of Rolls-Royce on that historic day.


Interior view of the back lounge seats and starlight headliner red lights

The Starlight Headliner is the result of inimitable artistry. With their detail obsessed eyes and delicate, unwavering hands, passionate Rolls-Royce craftspeople infuse imagination into the stellar scene above — something no machine could ever replicate.

Make every journey an interstellar experience with the Starlight Headliner.

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