Stage clothes, a guitar, various jewelry and objects that belonged to music and fashion megastar Prince, who died in 2016, were sold at auction for $675,000, the company RR Auction announced Monday, November 20. Among these 164 pieces, which belonged to a French businessman, we find a famous white frilled shirt sold for more than $33,000, a large cross pendant and a guitar purchased for tens of thousands of dollars. The auction took place online from October 25 to November 16 and the total result of $675,000 was announced to AFP on Monday by a small Boston auction house, RR Auction, which had already sold Prince items in 2018.
The estimate for the lot in this “Fashion of Prince Auction” was between $300,000 and $400,000, the company’s vice-president, Robert Livingston, said last week. “It's incredible for us, the attention paid to this collection (...) in honor of Prince, a music legend and a fashion icon,” he said. The entire collection was owned by a French businessman who had been in Prince's inner circle for 20 years, according to RR Auctions. This Parisian, whom the New York Times identified as Bertrand Brillois, convinced those close to the multidimensional American artist, who died at 57, that he was both a musical genius and a fashion icon . Mr. Brillois then purchased and accumulated clothing, jewelry and accessories from Prince Rogers Nelson, his real name.
Among these objects, the white frilled silk shirt by designer Louis and Vaughn