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Carrie Fisher’s Iconic Star Wars Dress, Found in an Attic, to Be Sold at Auction

Published on June 27th, 2023 | Updated on June 27th, 2023 | By FanFest

The iconic dress worn by Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars film is anticipated to fetch a staggering $2 million at auction. Previously believed to be lost, the dress was serendipitously discovered in a London attic owned by one of the film’s original crew members. After undergoing meticulous hand restoration over a period of eight months, the dress is now ready to be presented by Propstore Auctions. The bidding for this remarkable piece will commence on Wednesday, June 28th at 8 a.m. PT.

This specific dress, listed as the original screen-matched ceremonial dress created by the renowned costume designer John Mollo, graced Princess Leia in the final scene of Star Wars. In that memorable moment set in the throne room, Leia bestows medals of honor upon Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Of all the Princess Leia costumes, this dress remains the sole surviving artifact from the film, as only one copy was ever produced.

The bidding for the dress initiated at $500,000, and there has already been an absentee bid of $750,000. It is expected that the dress will ultimately be sold for a figure ranging between $1 million and $2 million.

Propstore’s Los Angeles Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction also showcases several other noteworthy items, including Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s Helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy (1&2), Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman) cracked hammer from Thor: Love & Thunder, the Evil Clown Doll from Poltergeist, and various costumes from renowned movies like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Gladiator, and The Big Lebowski.

Brandon Alinger, the Chief Operating Officer of Propstore, expressed excitement about the upcoming auction, stating, “This year, Propstore’s Los Angeles Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction contains many never-seen-before treasures from film and television content, including Princess Leia’s Ceremonial Dress from the end of Star Wars, which was once thought to be lost, and the screen-matched ‘Evil’ Clown who dragged Robbie under the bed in Poltergeist. Whether you’re an advanced collector or you’ve just discovered the possibility of owning items like these, we’ll have over 1,400 original lots of prop costumes and more to choose from, representing over 500 of your favorite titles.”

The Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is scheduled to run from Wednesday, June 28th to Friday, June 30th, 2023.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you believe the iconic Princess Leia dress will reach the $2 million mark at auction, or could it potentially surpass that figure? We invite you to share your opinions in the comment section!

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