Prince, a legendary creative who passed away on Thursday, will be remembered just as much for his style and fashion choices as well as his imense contribution to music.
Much like David Bowie, Prince was never afraid to be a man and embrace his ‘feminine side’ with his androgynous looks that continue to inspire so many pop stars we’ve seen today like Lady Gaga and Miguel.
With 3-4 inch heels and ruffle peasant blouses, he challenged and stretched the boundaries of gender and masculinity with his red carpet looks and on stage costumes.
The fashion industry also mourns his death most especially one of his close friends Donatella Versace.
In this post today we’ll be showing you a few highlights from the music icon’s fashionable life. From his hair to makeup, clothes and accessories, here are a few memorable stylish moments from the iconic reign of the Purple Prince.
Hair & Makeup
He was popular for his curly afros in the 80’s and later his pixie cuts.
The Prince was hardly without a winged eyeliner and defined brows for his makeup looks
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 27: arrives the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Musician Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Exaggerated collars, sleeves & cuffs, fluffy peasant shirts, thigh high socks and crop tops or the matching tunic and flared pant ensembles, me always made a statement with his outfits.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 8: Grammy and Oscar-winning recording artist Prince performs the song “Purple Rain” at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
arrives at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
Little Red Corvette
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 6: Singer Prince (R) and his wife Manuela Testolini backstage at the 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Universal Amphitheatre, March 6, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
A Burst of Colours
arrives at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 25, 2007 in West Hollywood, California.
during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
Crop Tops & Fringe
Monochrome, polka dots and text covered sleeves. Notice Minneapolis on his sleeves, that’s where he was from.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 9: Musician Prince presents the award for “Favorite Leading Lady” onstage during the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, California.
His hades, hats, shoes, jewellery and even his guitar made a statement, especially his famous purple guitar in the shape of a sign he once called himself.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the ‘Pepsi Halftime Show’ at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
NEW ORLEANS – JULY 2: American musician Prince wears a wig, sunglasses, and a false goatee as a disguise with the opening act of The 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Musician Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo Credits: Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images, Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images, Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images, Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images, Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images, Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Essence, The Cut, Refinery29,