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A Look Back at Prince’s Incomparable Style

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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