“Working for Prince was a once in a lifetime experience. I will be dining on stories forever!”
Costume designer Helen Hiatt worked for Prince from 1985–1991, directing the design and management of wardrobe for personnel, music videos, and photo shoots, and dressed Prince for all of his tours during that period. She got her start while working in the wardrobe department for 1984’s Purple Rain, advancing into a higher role when Prince decided to set up a proper costume shop in 1985. Hiatt was part of or in charge of everything having to do with Prince’s wardrobe during from 1985–1991, and found the work both exciting and challenging. During this tenure with Prince, Hiatt obtained a variety of wardrobe elements, handwritten notes, and awards which are now being offered for the first time.