When I think of Prince, two things come to mind- music and fashion. A lot has been said about his musical genius and the way he changed the industry forever, but I want to look back at some of his fashion choices over the years and celebrate the unique individual that he was.
Never one to conform or care about being judged, he truly had a style that was uniquely his own. I don’t how he managed to make platform boots and skin tight body suits look sexy, but he did.
He was often described as ‘sex on a stick’ and I have to agree. There was something magnetic and hypnotising about him. The way his eyes seemed to be looking just at you. The gaze that spoke a thousand words without a single word being uttered…
And the fashion! There were colourful flares that flowed with him as he played his guitar. The vast array of heeled boots, some gold some purple that were always a staple in his wardrobe. The bare chest paired with high-waisted skin-tight trousers. Sequined jumpsuits or leather and lace, there was no fashion risk he was unwilling to make.
Others have tried to emulate his fashion and style (talking to you Kanye) but haven’t quite pulled it off. No-one rocked a ruffled shirt like Prince could and I’m sure no-one ever will again.
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