As strange collaborations, go-between cultural behemoth’s, Parisian football club Paris Saint-Germain joining forces with Prince’s estate for a range of exclusive vinyl and clothing is as beautifully bizarre as it gets.
The Ligue 1 team were knocked out of the Champions League earlier this week by Manchester City and followed the humbling defeat with the announcement of a new collaboration with The Purple One. PSG will be releasing an exclusive limited-edition 7″ vinyl, as well as two limited-edition apparel capsules that bring their two worlds together.
The vinyl features Prince’s 1989 track ‘Partyman’ alongside a previously unreleased live recording of ‘Cool’, fittingly taken from his final gig in the French capital at Le Zénith in 2014.
In a statement, PSG have said: “Prince had a strong affinity for Paris – the City of Light, culture, fashion, and music.
“The enigmatic icon kept an apartment in Paris for many years and performed countless concerts in the French capital starting in the mid-1980s, including pop-up club shows, late-night after-parties, and a historic June 16, 1990 performance at the Parc des Princes stadium, the home of Paris Saint-Germain.”
The exclusive collection includes an official 2020-21 PSG fourth kit jersey which includes Prince’s symbol embraided into the shirt alongside a ‘Prince of the Parc’ streetwear essentials collection.