Prince has died. One of the most iconic figures of recent times, The Purple One left his mark on music, film, fashion and pretty much every other area of pop culture. This gallery focuses on the amazing clothes he chose to dress himself in. From the effortlessly cool to the completely outrageous, here are the best of the bunch.
Sporting that ever popular ‘chain-mail police officer’ look at Radio City Music Hall, New York in 1993.
Trying out that difficult yoga position: ‘The Garish Fashion Bear’ at the World Music Awards in 1994.
The sheer cheek of it! Prince and ex wife Mayte step out together. But who’s wearing more make up? At the World Music Awards in 1994.
“WE ARE THE WORLLLLLD,” sings the collective of singers on the 10th anniversary of the African famine relief anthem in 1995. Prince, meanwhile, just oozes cool effortlessly.
Prince turns his back on drummer Bobby Z, after he realises he’s nicked off with his net curtains and turned them into a fetching chemise. At the Fabulous Forum, LA in 1985.
If you’re going to call your album and tour ‘Lovesexy’, you better be ready with a see through waistcoat and high-waisted trousers with your name on them….From 1988.
Prince worries about the wind machine after it eats up his shirt and one of his backing dancers. On stage during The Nude Tour, 1990.
PETA were very annoyed that Prince had decided to flaunt their ‘no fur’ rules by wearing a minor Muppet on his spangly new jacket. Live at the Fabulous Forum in LA, 1985.
Prince tries out that ‘lacey gangsta’ look. On tour in 1997 at the San Jose Event Center in California, 1997.
The press questioned Prince’s decision to wear stockings, bikini briefs and a neckerchief during a private gig for Mary Whitehouse…At Flippers in Los Angeles in 1981.
Prince’s sartorial interpretation of ‘a undercooked lasagna’. The results were better in theory than in practice.
Prince’s one off performance of his musical ‘Willy Wonka In Da Hood’ is surprisingly well-received. At the Radio City Music Hall in New York, 1993.
At the time people thought Prince had written ‘SLAVE’ on his check in reference to his dispute with Warner Brothers, but in fact it was ‘SALVE’ due to his love of lip-balm. At Wembley Arena in 1995.
When he zipped up his coat, the symbols spelt out “HI BABES” in Mandarin. Accepting the Outstanding Male Artist award at the 38th NAACP Image Awards, Los Angeles, 2007.