This Titanic outfit is kind of a most wanted. The original costume wore by Leonardo di Caprio in the 1997 movie by James Cameron is up for auction at Prop Store. The London based auction house has estimated the sale of this Titanic outfit for about € 150.000
The Titanic outfit wore by Leonardo di Caprio
From the 9th to the 12th of Novembre 2023 Titanic fans will have the chance to put their hands on the costume wore by Leonardo di Caprio on the set of the 1996 blockbuster movie. The character of Jack Dawson was third class passenger and the costume reflects his humble origin. A white shirt, a pair of suspenders and brown velvet trousers seemed to be the only belongings of Rose’s love interest.
The whole cast wore excellent costumes during the shooting of the movie. The costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott won the Academy Award for her work with James Cameron onboard the ship set to dock at the Manhattan port on April 17th 1912.
It was the Gilded Age and Ms Scott did a painstaking research to reproduce the clothing worn during that period. From the sumptuous hats and dresses of upper-class ladies to the humblest items of clothing worn by both third-class passengers and crew. Added to this is the fact that each character, excluding poor Jack Dawson, makes several changes of clothes during the few days on board the ship. Lastly, the passengers on board the ship were not exclusively Westerners. the research to reproduce the clothing of the early twentieth century in great detail therefore had to include the styles of other countries such as China and Italy.
The auction at Prop Store
The auction house has two main offices. One in London and one in Los Angeles. The upcoming sale that features the Titanic outfit “belonging” to Jack Dawson is probably one of the most sought-after of this season of the company launched by Stephen Lane in 1998.
Prop Store Website
In 1998, Propstore founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for this new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting—prop art.
The collection also includes some other very interesting memorabilia like the screen-matched light-up C-3PO head from the movie Star Wars (1977). While superhero wannabes can bid for the Captain America’s hero shield used by Chris Evans in the set of the movie in 2011. Worth of a mention is also the bullwhip used by Harrison Ford while playing Indiana Jones in 1984.
*Picture throughout this post as available on Prop Store Auction
*Cover picture credit 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment