FASHION

A Look Back at Prince’s Incomparable Style


It’s impossible to pick just a favorite Prince outfit. Whether the late musician — who was pronounced dead exactly one year ago at the age of 57 — was on or off the stage, he never had an off day when it came to style. Take a 2014 appearance at the French Open, for example, where he sat in the crowd with a bedazzled cane. And is there any other man on earth who would sit front row at a basketball game in high heels? And that’s just one example. In honor of the first anniversary of his death, here’s a look back at his most fabulous looks over the years.

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum, 1985. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum, 1985. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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Prince performs on stage wearing ‘Slave’ tattoo, on ‘The Ultimate Live Experience’ tour at Wembley Arena in London, 1994. Photo by Peter Still/Redferns.

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The Artist Formerly Known as Prince reclaims his name ‘Prince’ and announces public tours during a press conference in New York City. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect.

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Prince presents the award for ‘Favorite Leading Lady’ at the People’s Choice Awards in 2005. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince at the 2014 French Open in Paris. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince on stage in California, 1997. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images.

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Prince in concert at Earl’s Court, London, 1992. Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images.

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Prince at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards after party. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

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Prince performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince perfroms onstage during the “Welcome 2 America” Tour at The Forum, 2011. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince performing at Wembley Arena in London, 1986. Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives.

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Prince performs onstage at the Palladium, 1981. Photo by Waring Abbott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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Prince performs during his “Welcome 2 America” tour at Madison Square Garden, 2011. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

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Prince on stage wearing high-waisted white pants, circa 1990. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.

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Prince onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2015. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince attends the ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ Gala Fashion Show with his wife in London. Photo by Justin GoffUK Press via Getty Images.

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Prince performing in a black and white polka-dot outfit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.

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Prince on tour in 1997. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images.

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Prince performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, 2012. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince plays guitar on stage during a concert, 1985. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.

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Prince performs onstage for the ‘Pruple Rain Tour’ in Los Angeles, 1985. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince performs at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.

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Prince onstage during the 2010 BET Awards. Photo by Getty Images.

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Prince onstage at the 2014 BRIT Awards. Photo by Getty Images.