The grey and black blazer was worn by the singer in the 1984 movie.
Prince’s iconic jacket from 1984 movie Purple Rain is set to be sold at auction in June by California auction house Profiles in History. The jacket was worn by the late singer in the film, most memorably during the scene in which he rides through the woods with leading lady Apollonia.
Prince’s jacket from Purple Rain is going up for auction.
The jacket was said to having been given to a make-up artist who worked with Prince on the film by the singer himself, the day after filming finished. The make-up artist’s sister is the consignor for the sale, according to Jeff Hare, a spokesman for Profiles in History.
The auction house say they were given the jacket six weeks before Prince’s untimely death and it has an asking price of between $6,000 and $8,000, however it is expected to sell for much more now.
“It's definitely the most important piece of screen-worn Prince clothing that's ever come up for auction,” said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles In History (via The Sun). "This is a signature piece of wardrobe worn from an iconic movie in his most famous role.”
"Prince memorabilia in general, it just really doesn't exist. It seems like he controlled it all. This is the first time ever for something like this, and it might be the only time because the rest of the costumes may be in his (personal) wardrobe.” The auction will take place between June 29 and July 1.