1986-1992. Item #4793
Prince’s bands and touring dancers are indispensable to his reputation as one of the most legendary performers of our time. Collected here are outfits and accessories designed for and worn by members of Prince’s bands The New Power Generation and The Revolution. Highlights include Cat Glover and Sheila E’s neon outfits from the LoveSexy tour, many outfits worn by “Diamond” and “Pearl” aka Robia Lamorte and Lori Elle during the Diamonds and Pearls tour, as well as outfits worn in videos for “Gett Off,” “Cream,” “I Wish U Heaven,” and the film Graffiti Bridge. The majority of the clothing comes from 1986-1992, most prominently featuring pieces worn during Prince’s tours for Sign O’ The Times, LoveSexy, and Diamonds and Pearls.
This archive also includes vintage designer pieces such as a Versace belt and a Jean Paul Gaultier vest. While the pieces worn by women members of Prince’s bands may be the most recognizable, collected here are also pieces worn by saxophonist Eric Leads, guitarist Miko Weaver, drummer Michael Bland, trumpet player Matt ‘Atlanta Bliss’ Blistan, and bassist Levi Seacer Jr. This collection of clothing documents Prince’s ever-changing eras of iconic fashion, paralleling the constant transformation of his musical style.
This collection is comrpised of 72 individual items, including shirts, pants, corsets, skirts, jumpsuits, and capes. Housed in 7 bankers’ boxes.