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The “slave Leia” bikini worn by actress Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi has been sold for $96,000 (£63,220). Bidding for the costume opened at $80,000 at the online auction, run by US firm Profiles In History. As well as the bikini, the unnamed winner received a collar, several chain links, and a letter of authenticity from Star Wars designer Richard Miller. Fisher disliked the outfit, calling it “what supermodels will eventually wear in the seventh ring of hell.”–BBC

According to the auction listing, the bikini was made of “flexible, gold-painted red dense-urethane rubber”.

Nonetheless, the costume became a piece of pop culture history. Fisher wore it on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine to promote Return of the Jedi and her Madame Tussauds waxwork features the outfit.