Lot 1558: Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
October 1, 2015
Calabasas, CA, USALive Auction
1558. Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. (TCF, 1983) Without question, Carrie Fisher’s “Slave Leia” costume is among the most memorable in the Star Wars franchise. This ensemble represents the most important and complete compilation of original Star Wars pieces to have survived production in private hands. The mannequin is dressed in production made elements distinguishable by their flexible, gold-painted red dense-urethane rubber (all fabric parts, as well as the chain, were re-created to match existing photographs). These original flexible pieces were used on set before being returned to the ILM model shop and replaced by altered versions, since several elements had to be resized due to Carrie Fisher’s weight loss during shooting. In addition to this collection are all of the one-of-a-kind original wax Masters sculpted by artist Richard Miller. They can be differentiated by their extremely delicate wax fabrication common with jewelry making. Also among them are all of the alternate Slave Leia masters first deemed too complex by George Lucas. They can be seen worn by a model in the included series of (6) rare slides still bearing the original name for the film “Revenge of the Jedi.” Also included are several design and paint studies representing the evolution of these costume elements, for instance the front and back bikini plates, as well as the hair piece on the mannequin. Completing the ensemble are a collection of original documents, photos, notes and pencil drawings as well as Carrie Fisher’s measurements used to create the masters. The collection comes with a letter of authenticity by Richard Miller the original designer, sculptor, mold maker and painter for the costume and a 30-year veteran of Industrial Light and Magic.
$80,000 - $120,000