Ten inimitable fashion moments from Prince, chameleon of style

Late singer/songwriter’s stage outfits were as colourful as his lyrics. We remember 10 of the most eye-catching he wore over the past 30 years

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 April, 2016, 4:35pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 April, 2016, 4:37pm

Before Lady Gaga wore a meat dress, or Madonna a Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra, there was Prince in all his outrageous stylistic glory.

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Admired for decades of musical hits, he was almost as famous for his wild sartorial style on stage, and his ever changing hair. He often belted out his sexy, provocative lyrics that spanned disco, R&B, rock and funk in dazzling, colourful outfits to match. Plunging necklines, one-piece jumpsuits, miles of fringing and eye-popping hues - Prince was definitely one for drama.

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Before Gucci made it en vogue again, it was musicians like Prince who were blurring fashion’s gender boundaries. We take a look at some of the finest fashion moments of the diminutive musical icon, who has died aged 57.

Prince brought back a taste of the 1970s in full Afro, gold croco effect vest, and flared yellow two-piece at the 2015 American Music Awards (above) at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

Wearing round shades, a fringed leather jacket and slim-fit mint turtleneck, Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Androgynous in slimfit black, white and accents of gold, Prince receives from Italian tenor Placido Domingo the Outstanding Contribution to the Pop Industry award during the World Music Awards ceremony in Monaco in 1994.

Bold and bright in frilly red, Prince performs onstage during his 1998 concert in Paris.

Prince wears a 1970s-inspired light coral two-piece with beaded necklace while presenting an award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2015.

Remember when he dropped his named and adopted the Symbol? Here is it fashioned on his body in skintight yellow and blue as he performs onstage in 1994 at the World Music Awards ceremony in Monaco.

You could count on Prince for vibrant colour combinations: here he is suited in peach and aquamarine as he performs during half-time at Super Bowl XLI at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami in 2007. Note headscarf!

Even all in black, Prince makes a statement with hoodie, croco effect top and epic body jewellery at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles in 2013

In a white, Indian-inspired, bejewelled outfit, Prince performs at Coachella in 2008

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