Prince's 'Purple Rain' costume sells for £144,492

The lot consisted of a white shirt and a blazer with leather sleeves

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Prince's Purple Rain Ruffle Shirt And Jacket Auctioned for $192K

Items from Prince's 'Purple Rain' costuming were sold at a higher than anticipated price at auction on 1 July.

A white shirt with ruffles and the blazer with leather on the sleeves each sold for $96,000 bringing the total haul to $192,000 (£144,492).

A make-up artist from the 1984 film was given the items and she, in turn, gave them to her sibling who became the original seller.

Joe Maddalena, the founder of the Profiles in History Auction House, said the items were scheduled to be sold prior to Prince's death in April.

Maddalena spoke about the historical value of the sale when he said: "Probably the signature thing he is known for is Purple Rain, it's what made his career, it's probably what he'll be remembered for always.

He added: "To have an important piece like this is pretty astonishing and and amazing opportunity."

The Prince memorabilia was sold as part of the Hollywood Auction 83 with other lots including a pair of Bettie Page's shoes, vintage Captain American and Captain Marvel costumes and Daniel Craig's tuxedo from the James Bond film 'Spectre' among other items.

Just last week Prince's 'Yellow Cloud' guitar sold at auction for a staggering £104,000.

The bright-yellow, custom-built guitar was bought by music memorabilia collector, Jim Irsay.

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