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Get the Look: “Purple Rain” Jacket at Auction

The late pop icon’s super sexy jacket will go on auction with other rare memorabilia by notable celebrities.

May 03, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

The music world might have lost another great but Prince’s wardrobe looks set to create a legacy of its own. The V-neck black and white jacket with leather sleeves – yes, the one in the 1984 film Purple Rain – first appeared in the famous scene where he picked up his co-star Apollonia Kotero.  The iconic piece will go under the hammer, alongside other memorable costumes from Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a pair of Swarovski-embellished gloves Michael Jackson wore during his “Dangerous” tour in 1992. Bids for the jacket will start somewhere between $6,000 to $8,000, but of course bids are expected to go much higher at the Profiles in History auction in June.


Following his sudden passing on April 21 at his Paisley Park Estate, the influential singer sparked a revived interest in his work, with Purple Rain now showing in more than 150 theaters in the United States.

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