Carrie Fisher wore this most iconic and most recognizable bikini as Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi and now it is going for auction. I am sure there are many, many minds are exploding right now and people literally selling their cars and getting second mortgages on the house. So if you are a Star Wars fan and loaded with money, no matter food money then you should be going to this auction for sure.
Fifty Star Wars lots that are set to go up for sale at the upcoming action, which is being hosted by Profiles in History.
According to The Rolling Stone:
“The costume, designed by Richard Miller, is expected to fetch between $80,000 to $120,000, and is billed as part of “the most important and complete compilation of original Star Wars pieces to have survived production in private hands.” The wares included in the lot were used on set, though the costume seen in the movie was a resized version made to account for actress Carrie Fisher’s weight loss while shooting.”
The lot will also include some alternate iterations of the costume that director George Lucas didn’t end up using in the film. There are also “several design and paint studies, and a letter of authentication signed by Miller.” During an interview with Rolling Stone in 1983, Miller talked about coming up with the design of this costume:
“The only way they knew to make the character strong was to make her angry. In Return of the Jedi, she gets to be more feminine, more supportive, more affectionate. But let’s not forget that these movies are basically boys’ fantasies. So the other way they made her more female in this one was to have her take off her clothes.”