Prince wardrobe and memorabilia; including Beaded Jacket from ‘Under the Cherry Moon’ to be auctioned
Prince's exquisitely made screen-worn beaded jacket from the 1986 film ‘Under the Cherry Moon’ will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.
The stunning lace jacket is covered in intricate, shimmering beadwork and faux pearls, and features a bolero-style front with a long, cape back. The jacket is easily photo-matched to the scene in the film where Prince and Mary are in the convertible under the full moon.
"This piece has never been laundered due to the delicate beading, and Prince's makeup is still present on the collar,” said Robert Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
Under the Cherry Moon was Prince's second movie as an actor (following Purple Rain), and his directorial debut. The soundtrack—the Parade album—was released to wide acclaim and featured Prince classics including 'Kiss,' 'Mountains,' and 'Girls & Boys.' Boasting ironclad provenance, this is a one-of-a-kind, elaborate wardrobe piece from one of Prince's films of the 1980s.
The jacket originates from the collection of Prince’s assistant, Therese Stoulil. “He was an extremely smart, articulate man with a very, very quick wit. He was driven by his creativity—there was always the next record, the next video, the next tour—it was 24/7,” said Stoulil in a statement posted on the auction house web site. “I will treasure those memories as well as the lifelong friendships I have to this day because of Prince and working at Paisley Park,” added Stoulil.
“This is a one-of-a-kind wardrobe piece from one of Prince's films of the 1980’s— making it highly collectable,” said Robert Livingston Executive VP at RR Auction.
Additional highlights include:
Prince's black-and-white striped bolero jacket designed by Stacia Lang for the 1993 Act II Tour of Europe, made of a fine silk and featuring two black buttons on the front, three white buttons on each sleeve, and fi