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Prince’s Purple Rain Shirt and More From the Music Legend’s Wardrobe Up for Auction

Prince’s Purple Rain Shirt and More From the Music Legend’s Wardrobe Up for Auction

If you are a big Prince fan, then listen up because there’s a fantastic auction happening around his clothes. An auction is taking place this week and you can get your pick of The Purple One’s fashion.

This collection includes more than 200 lots up for sale. The items were assembled by a French collector. He to open a museum celebrating Prince. The plans were scrapped, according to RR Auction of Boston. It is overseeing the sale.

Now, the collector reached out to individuals working closely with Prince to get the items. Prince, who died in 2016, is both a musical and clothing virtuoso.

One thing in the auction spotlight is a white ruffled shirt. Prince wore it during his 1985 American Music Awards performance of the song Purple Rain. For the auction house, its estimated value is at $15,000.

Prince Auction Shows Off Music, Fashion Influence

RR Auction traces Prince’s evolution in music and fashion from his Purple Rain era through to his death, according to Bobby Livingston of the auction house.

“What this auction really does is it shows the influence and legacy of Prince with his fashion choices and how it relates today, when you see all these artists on tour, you know, different costumes, different outfits, reinventing themselves for each tour,” he said.

Also at the auction, up for sale is the outfit Prince wore from Under the Cherry Moon, a 1986 film starring Prince that also marked his debut as a director. The auction house placed an estimated value on the outfit of $45,000.

Other items up for auction include high-heeled blue boots from the Act I Tour valued at $20,000; a custom-made gold stage outfit with love symbols estimated at $10,000; and a blue Schecter “Cloud” Guitar played by Prince, valued at $4,000; and a chain hat.

Master Tapes, Photographs Among Items For Sale

This auction also includes original Polaroid photographs, master tapes of hit albums, and official documentation about his films and music videos.

Auction bidding closes Thursday. Earlier this year, Prince’s home state of Minnesota honored him by renaming a stretch of highway after him that runs past his Paisley Park home. The governor signed the renaming bill in purple, which was Prince’s signature color.