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Prince's ruffled shirt sells for $33,000

A silk shirt with a ruffled collar that helped outline late music legend Prince’s distinctive fashion has offered for $33,000.

It was amongst a trove of 164 gadgets linked to the mercurial rock sensation, who died aged 57 in 2016, offered at a Boston public sale home by a Parisian businessman for a complete of $675,000.

The “Kid from Minneapolis” wore the white shirt full with fake French cuffs and imitation pearl buttons throughout his 98-show Purple Rain Tour of North America in 1984 and 1985.

“Curated by a French businessman who cultivated ties with Prince’s inner circle two decades ago… The extensive collection showcased the evolution of Prince’s wardrobe throughout his career,” RR Auction stated.

Other gadgets to go below the hammer included Prince’s gold-tone cross necklace which fetched $40,514 and high-heeled blue boots from his Act I Tour which offered for $24,079.

A protracted white cashmere coat from Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon” romcom introduced in $18,750.

The public sale concluded on Thursday.

© 2023 AFP