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30 times Prince dressed like the coolest man in music

30 times Prince dressed like the coolest man in music

30 times Prince dressed like the coolest man in music

Prince’s impact and influence extended far beyond the realms of music.

Over the course of four decades, he consistently and defiantly challenged the status quo, ripping up the rule books of sexuality, of race and of style.

From frilly lace to crop tops, thick eye liner to skimpy bikini bottoms, Prince’s gender-blurring outfits shocked and inspired in equal measure, and paved the way for generations of musicians to follow in his high-heeled footsteps.

As the images below show, in more than 35 years in the limelight, Prince’s unique, unparalleled and unprecedented sense of style never dated and never stagnated. These are just a few of his most iconic outfits.

1980

Deborah Feingold/Corbis


1981

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images


1981

Warner Bros.


1982

Scott Weiner / Retna Ltd.


1983

Ron Wolfson/Getty Images


1984

Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images


1984

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images


1985

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1985

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images


1986

Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS


1986

David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images


1988

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1990

Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Images


1991

Dave Benett/Getty Images


1993

Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images


1993

L. Busacca/WireImage/Getty Images


1994

Cardinale/Sygma/Corbis
 


1995

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1997

Mitchell Gerber


2000

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2003

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2004

M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images


2004

Chris Graythen/Getty Images


2005

Kevin Winter/Getty Images


2005

Kevin Winter/Getty Images


2007

Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images


2009

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2011

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2013

 Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013


2014

Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images


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