Elaan's (France Nuyen) Orange Halter-Neck Dress - STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES (1966 -1969) - ELAA

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Elaan's (France Nuyen) Orange Halter-Neck Dress - STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES (1966 -1969) - ELAA
Elaan’s (Frances Nuyen) orange halter neck dress from Gene Roddenberry’s space adventure Star Trek: The Original Series. This custom-made, saffron colored silk chiffon and glitter backless gown has a deep V-neck that is open to the waist, and a unique skirt that is draped through the ankles and open on each side. It features an aurora borealis rhinestone belted detail at waist and back, with a large teardrop crystal and chain hanging from halter neck. Two modesty panels from the bust have been carefully removed and accompany this lot. A fine example of series costume designer William Ware Theiss’ signature look, this garment covers the body yet fully exposes the human form. This costume comes from Theiss’ personal collection and immediately following production was stored away from the damaging conditions often seen with traditional studio storage. Thereafter, archived by the Comisar Collection, it has been meticulously cared for and stored in a light, climate and humidity controlled fine art warehouse. The ensemble is in excellent, production-used, vintage condition overall indicative of its provenance, with only small tears (a result of the fabric catching on the heels of the actress’s shoes during production).

In the episode ‘Elaan of Troyius’ (313), the dress is worn by Elaan, the Dohlman of Elas, when she suggests that Captain Kirk (William Shatner) obliterate Troyius so they can rule the system together. Due to production budget constraints, ‘doubles’ (duplicates) of episode-specific costumes were seldom constructed for the series, and most likely this is the only such dress utilized by Elaan in the episode.

Provenance: Mr. William Ware Theiss

Please Note: The additional costume pictured in the creative photo in this gallery is lot 252 and is not included with this lot. Please reference individual product photos and the description for the lot's contents.