Prince was a genius. He made music that has stood the test of time transcending generations and changes in styles of music. He made Doves Cry, threw the best party of 1999 and had us all heralding the dance cry, “Let’s Go Crazy!” There are many ways to look back on his extraordinary legacy; nevertheless, we would be honored to present to you a few of the many iconic Prince trends that will never be forgotten.
Eat your heart out Captain Jack Sparrow! Long before the Cap, Prince made ruffles of Mozart’s era look modern and cool. His shirts shall live in infamy, for not just any man could possess the je ne sais quoi to pull this particular garment off.
The Color Purple:
We all loved the song that incorporated this royal shade, but we all loved it more when Prince would allow it to be draped upon him. If there was one tint that this legend owned better than any other artist it would be purple.
Iconic Prince fashion trends would not be complete without making reference to his prominent shirt collars. Prince enjoyed boisterous couture. His stature may have been a mere 5’2 but his style choices were larger than life.
Stripes with polka dots? No problem! Such a feat may be a styling nightmare for some, however, for Prince it was a walk in the park.
On the stage or off of one Prince could always be spotted in a pair of creatively designed eye-wear. No frame was too big and no brand or amount of lenses was off limits. Prince didn’t go after the trends, he simply made them.
Before Rihanna shined bright like a diamond, Prince was blinding us with his fabulous metallics. From his jewels to his shirts and jackets he went bold. Moreover, he was unafraid to mix and blend. When it came to Prince’s style, gold and silver never clashed.
Prince was the master of androgynous dress. He elegantly wove together looks infused with masculinity yet possessing touches of femininity. The ending result was always a delectable, seductive ensemble.
Prince was not an one-dimensional artist when it came to his music or style adroitness. His music was a perfect pairing with any and all esteemed iconic Prince fashion trends. Donatella Versace, summed it up best stating,
“Nobody has married music and fashion as Prince did… Prince was a genius, most of all my friend. Love you, miss you.”
Prince will be greatly missed by one and all. Nevertheless, his artistry and illustrious image will continue to celebrate his legacy that is far too grand to ever forget.
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