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Item 6202 - Prince 1990 Dortmond Show Handwritten Wardrobe and Fitting Notes Catalog 516 (Sep 2017)

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Handwritten notes in pencil related to wardrobe and fitting for a concert at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany, on June 13, 1990, as part of the three-month long Nude Tour, written by Prince on a lightly lined 8 x 10.5 sheet of notebook paper. Written for his costume designer Helen Hiatt, the notes detail the specific color patterns and clothing style Prince wanted for his legendary live show. In full: “Game Boyz, 1. Black & white, 2. Vest outfit, 3. Batdance—NO COATS, 4. Partyman—Add COATS & hats, 5. White Pajamas. Prince, 1. JoBoxer/Black & white Shirt, 2. Add white JoBoxer Top, 3. Purple Shirt 4 Batdance, 4. Purple Suit, Orange Suit, 5. White Pajamas (add Japanese on Back—Same as new short sleeve shirt/also need 2 examine shoulder pads see if we can get a boxier square look. Shoulder line should be straight.” Prince adds two sketches below, indicating “right” and “wrong” examples of the shoulder line. Pencil notations in the lower left and upper right corners in an unknown hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creasing, and two folded corners. The Nude Tour was a greatest-hits concert tour that ran from June to September 1990, and played shows in Japan and Europe exclusively. From the collection of costume designer Helen Hiatt and accompanied by a letter of provenance.

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