The Last Remaining Original Princess Leia Dress Is Up For Sale

in Merchandise, Star Wars

princess leia dress from a new hope auction

Credit: Lucasfilm

It is not uncommon for movie memorabilia to go up for auction for those willing to pay a high price. However, now and again, an extremely rare and important item will go to auction. That is the case for the last remaining dress that Carrie Fisher used as Princess Leia in Star Wars.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Credit: Lucasfilm

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The pop culture world was transformed on May 25, 1997, when Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released. The space epic from George Lucas exploded onto the world, bringing with it some of the most dedicated fans in the history of any property. We are now 46 years later, and nothing has changed. The Star Wars franchise has grown into a monster, bringing along many films, shows, theme Park rides, and overall memorabilia, making it one of the biggest earners in cinematic history.

Even George Lucas sold the rights to Disney in 2012 for a staggering $4 billion. Despite his sale, he has stayed active as a consultant in many properties, including the new and highly successful show, The Mandalorian.

However, though we are 46 years later and Star Wars has become a monster, it all started with A New Hope. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) became three heroes that would change cinema forever.

Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia also transcended the films as they both became icons. Leia became known as a gender-defying character who was a strong female lead in science fiction, which was unheard of at the time. Carrie Fisher and her portrayal of the no-nonsense Princess became a turning point that would pave the way for future female leads.

Carrie Fisher was also awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was accepted by her daughter.

That all started with A New Hope. The last remaining dress that Carrie Fisher wore in the film is being sold for auction.

Princess Leia Dress Could Fetch $2 Million

Carrie Fisher wore this iconic white dress during the closing moments of A New Hope when Princess Leia is seen awarding Luke Skywalker and Han Solo their medals for saving the galaxy from the evil Empire. Interestingly, everyone believed the dress had been destroyed after production, but it was recently unearthed.

The dress was discovered in an attic in London and was given eight months of restoration to return it to its on-screen look. Initially, the dress had been believed to go up for auction at around $500,000, but that number has now ballooned to up to $2 million.

Considering Carrie Fisher has died, and the dress is the last remaining one from 1977, we think the number could be far closer to $2 million. This is as rare as it gets, especially regarding the Star Wars franchise.

The Propstore Auction lasted until June 28, with the winning bid not being revealed yet. However, the estimate is somewhere between $1 and $2 million. So far, the dress is stated to be “unsold” on the site, with 12 bids. We are unsure if this means the dress might enter auction again. Either way, it will fetch a lot of money.

If you had $2 million lying around, you missed your chance to own one of the rarest items in the Star Wars franchise. Then again, if you have that much money, you might consider offering whoever won it at auction a much higher price.

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
Source: ABC News

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Princess Leia is an icon, and the last remaining dress from A New Hope would be a dream for anyone’s collection.

Would you bid on the Princess Leia dress if you had the money? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments down below!

 

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