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Sophie Roux Prince Collection

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“Besides the tremendous creative talented artist Prince was, I also remember his human kindness and the discrete humanitarian person he was, as I saw him playing with my one-year-old son, when I attended his intimate wedding with Mayté, and when he financially assisted our housekeeper’s sister who required urgent surgery”

Sophie Roux first met Prince in Nice, France, while working in the art department on the set of Under the Cherry Moon in 1985, under the supervision of the renowned production designer Richard Sylbert. In 1988, she became Prince’s personal assistant for his Paris estate, moving into his apartment on Avenue Foch. For nearly ten years, she organized his Parisian life, running his residence, arranging decorations and setting up his apartment prior to each visit. She was also his Paris liaison, tasked with organizing parties, his attendances at fashion shows, shopping for his wardrobe, and introducing him to the hot spots of Parisian nightlife—while also attending to his many varied and eclectic requests.