Billie attended the 40 Years of Star Wars Panel during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (April 13). Billie attended the event and paid tribute to her mom Carrie Fisher. She wore a custom Tom Ford dress in honor of the iconic Princess Leia outfit.
The Force is stronger than ever in Carrie Fisher’s young Padawan.
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd made her first public appearance since the actress’ death, bringing her mother’s spirit to the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Thursday.
Lourd, 24, took the stage wearing a custom white Tom Ford dress in honor of her late mother’s iconic Princess Leia ensemble. Lourd and Ford collaborated on the dress, which was meant to evoke a modern-day version of her mother’s famous Star Wars look.
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” Lourd said onstage. “She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable.”