590: FORBIDDEN PLANET ANNE FRANCIS “ALTAIRA” COSTUME
ORIGINAL ANNE FRANCIS “ALTAIRA” SIGNATURE COSTUME FROM FORBIDDEN PLANET - (MGM, 1956) This ornate golden-tan long-sleeve mini dress was worn by Anne Francis as “Altaira” in Forbidden Planet. Created of silk and literally festooned with brass and gold metal medallions, this signature dress is seen in the memorable sequence when Altaira travels aboard the “space buggy” with Robby greeting the crewmen from the ship. This is arguably the most iconic piece of female wardrobe in science fiction (with the possible exception of Princess Leia from Star Wars). The inner lining of the Helen Rose-designed wardrobe features an internal bias label handwritten, “Anne Francis 1671-4440.” It exhibits some fabric tears due to the fragile nature of the sheer material, but remains in remarkable condition considering its age. One of the most important Sci-Fi costumes to appear at public auction.