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Prince Dies at 57, and the Fashion World Reacts on Instagram

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With the sudden death of Prince at age 57, the fashion world has taken to Instagram with remembrances of a fashion and music icon. Over the course of his more than three decade-long career, he released an enormous catalogue of tracks that defy genre but won him myriad fans and admirers. At the same time, his style defied gender norms, incorporating ruffles, paisley, high heels, and, of course, a whole lot of purple. Celebrities like makeup artist Dick Page, photographer Steven Klein, and starlets like Suki and Immy Waterhouse, Kylie Jenner, and Lena Dunham are now mourning his death on Instagram, posting images, lyrics, quotes, and fond recollections of early encounters with the Prince himself. See a few of the fashion world’s reactions to Prince’s death, here.

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I can hear his music from heaven already! R.I.P Photo by @juneambrose.

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Bye bye beautiful purple paisley Prince. #sometimesitsnowsinapril

Photo by @robpruitt5000.

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No one like you.

Photo by @emrata.

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RIP Prince. An amazing artist and performer. He put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. #princerodgersnelson #tweet

Photo by @dickpageface.

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My completely icon growing up, I was lucky enough to see him live many times with @nathangregorywilkins RIP Prince

Photo by @kegrand.

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Photo by @kyliejenner.

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RIP Prince – a true visionary. Legend.

Photo by @rodarte.

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PRINCE FOR THE COVER OF #loumovogue #unbelievablegenious

Photo by @stevenkleinstudio.

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Thank you for the beautiful music and art. R.I.P. #Prince.

Photo by @tokyofashion.

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Until the end of time . I’ll be there for you … You are my heart and I….. Truly adore you. • #prince. ☝

Photo by @zoeisabellakravitz.

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Thank U 4 everything, @Prince. We will always love U. @JoanSmalls channels #Prince for @wmag, July ’11.

Photo by @imgmodels.

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I am shocked. I will love and miss you forever. Ciao, Donatella

Photo by @donatella_versace.

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Doesn’t seem real. You will live on forever Prince. We love you. #thisthingcalledlife

Photo by @bellahadid.

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Oh no!! Rest in peace beautiful @prince ! We feel so blessed to have spend the 48 hours backstage in Vegas with this cheeky, smart and crazy talented man to take this picture for @vmagazine in 2013 styled by @themelanieward. Kisses IV

Photo by @inezandvinoodh.

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Photo by @lallo25.

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#Prince sad news

Photo by @juliedelibran.

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#PRINCE Photo by @ritaora.

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Today we lost a true artist. Thank you #Prince for all the music you put into this world. #RIP

Photo by @reesewitherspoon.

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We love and you will be missed

Photo by @janeilwilliams.

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oh my god… Please say it isn’t so

Photo by @patti_wilson.

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“Hello, how are you? I’m fine. ’cause I know that the Lord is coming soon, coming, coming soon.” #thankyouforafunkytime #princeforever

Photo by @lenadunham.

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Photo by @mertalas.

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RIP

Photo by @loudoillon.

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Rest in peace… a true, real, lifelong inspiration. I am so blessed to have witnessed your musicality in person! X Stella

Photo by @stellamccartney.

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RIP the incredible #prince – the entire soundtrack to my @chloe winter 16 show in March was all by Prince – such an inspiration and icon love and peace

Photo by @clarewaightkeller.

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RIP Prince

Photo by @marcjacobs.

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Sad day. RIP Prince. #thebest #forever #purplerain Photo by @dariastrokous.

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thank you prince image: roger ressmeyer/corbis circa 1986

Photo by @museummammy.

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Everything has gone sideways. Prince. The King. Purple Rain changed my life. Everything felt different after I put that record on my parents turntable and opened the poster inside. Many years later, Prince requested my presence for two shows in Montreal. I don’t think I slept for those two days. He played all the hits. I stood onstage while he played Purple Rain and maybe my soul left my body for a moment? I stood in the wings while the audience begged for more. Over and over, till 4am. I believe these were the only true encores I have ever seen. I thought the theatre was going to collapse from their pounding and wailing. Thank you Prince, for changing music forever. It seems lately, like so much of America is obsessed with putting out the fires of originality and removing everyone they deem as freaks from their sight. You helped us freaks feel all right about being different Prince. We will keep up the fight and never forget you.

Photo by @officialautumndewilde.

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RIP Prince, so blue, I feel for you.

Photo by @ryanmcginleystudios.

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Good bye beautiful man….your soul and your voice will be here for ever ! Love Diane

Photo by @dvf.

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Photo by @beyonce.

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He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated.

Photo by @madonna.

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Shocked and soooo sad!! #RIP PRINCE #music #legend #gonetoosoon

Photo by @jlo.

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RIP Prince! Condolences to his family, friends and fans #ripprince

Photo by @the_real_iman.

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#rip #prince #yourtalentisimmeasurable #tbt #throwbackthursday @omahyramotaofficial as Prince for @voguemagazine #photographed by @stevenmeisel_ #editor @therealgracecoddington #makeup #patmcgrathreal #hairbyme #orlandopita #homage

Photo by @orlandopita.

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when doves cry RIP #prince purple rain

Photo by @klausbiesenbach.

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Doves Cry Today for the loss of #Prince RIP beautiful man, artist

Photo by @yvonneforce.

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