Hearts around the world broke last December when beloved actress Carrie Fisher, famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, passed away. But, of course, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd’s life forever changed.
For her first public appearance following her mother’s death, the Scream Queens actress, 24, attended an event celebrating Star Wars’ 40th anniversary, and she had a little surprise up her sleeves for fans.
Lourd stepped out onto the red carpet in a white Tom Ford-designed piece meant to emulate Princess Leia’s own cape gown. Oh. Em. GEE!
“Feeling the ultimate strength of the Force from all of the incredible fans at #starwarscelebration after our tribute to my #momby,” she wrote on social media.
With its fitted skirt and a cropped hem, Lourd’s dress was a modern take on the white cape gown her mother has been immortalized in at Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum. Both garments boasted a high neckline and regal billowing sleeves as could only be pulled off by Leia (and her descendants, of course).
The look was reportedly a collaboration between the American designer and Lourd, who will carry on her mother’s legacy as Lietenant Connix (whom she played alongside Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi sequel.
Though she didn’t rock Leia’s infamous buns, she has paid homage to them once before with a pair of fuzzy earmuffs as Chanel No. 3, which she told Seth Myers back in December was also a tribute to her mom.
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(h/t Refinery 29; photos via Gerado Morg + Clemens Bilan/Getty)