An original Princess Leia dress found in an attic could be yours — for as much as $2M

A Princess Leia dress from the original Star Wars film, found in an attic, is up for an auction that could reach a price of $2 million.

The backstory: The dress, worn by the late actress Carrie Fisher, is featured in the final scene of the 1977 film “A New Hope,” and is believed to be the only surviving Princess Leia gown.
* Because the production had a limited budget, only one version of this dress was made.
* The dress was presumed to have been destroyed along with the original film sets, but actually, a crew member had saved it from being discarded and it had been stored in a London attic.

The significance: The dress is considered a key piece of film history.
* Brandon Alinger, the COO of Propstore, said, “It’s an absolute piece of film history. When Star Wars fans see it, they stop in their tracks, they gasp a bit at the sight of it.”
* This dress helped its designer, John Mollo, win an Oscar for best costume design in 1978.

The auction details: Bidding starts at $500,000 and had already reached $750,000 in a special preview window.
* The dress is expected to fetch up to $2 million, with bids closing Wednesday.
* An extensive restoration took place over the course of eight months to remove accumulated dust and restore the garment’s delicate areas.

Alternative option: For those who like the dress but not its hefty price tag, an official Disney version of the costume is available for $129.99 in adult sizes.

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