“She wore a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a secondhand store. She wore a raspberry beret, and if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.” -Prince song Raspberry Beret.
She may have worn a raspberry beret with not much else when it was warm, but what were the top fashion moments of the songwriter himself -the famous and magical music genius-Prince? Prince had a wild assortment of outfits and costumes that he wore during his extensive music career. In the wake of his sudden death that has caused his fans around the world to say “this is what it sounds like when doves cry”, here are his top most epic style moments.
Prince made a giant purple splash in 1984 when Purple Rain came out. His outfits during the film and during his tours at the time were purple, sparkly long coats, paisley suits, cloud suits with white shirts covered in lace and frills. He resembled an eighties New Romantics version of how classical composers like Mozart dressed. He had the loose Jheri curl hairstyle. Along with his beautiful clothes he was rarely seen without his signature electric cloud guitar.
Crop tops are popular today for women, but at the time the Kiss music video came out Prince popularized crop tops for men with his sleek black crop top, leather jacket, black pants and black heels.
During the late eighties Prince did the soundtrack for the Batman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger. Prince did several music videos to go along with his songs. In the Batdance video Prince had a half Joker half Batman look and costume. While he wandered around a gothic styled set like the Phantom of the Opera he was surrounded by dancers dressed like the Joker, Batman and Vicki Vale. Many of the dancers were cross dressing to give the video a gender bending twist.
During the nineties Prince was inspired by his first wife Mayte Garcia -who is from Spain- to try out matador outfits which meshed perfectly with his heels. He wore tight-waisted jackets with broad shoulders covered in sparkles and tight pants that fit along his slim build perfectly.
In 1991 he startled everyone at the MTV VMA’s with his performance of his sexually charged song Gett Off. The dancers were all nearly nude and pantomiming “getting it on” and Prince was wearing a yellow lace suit sans any covering on his backside with a matching yellow cloud guitar. He rocked a shorter hair with a long curl hanging in front of one eye.
Prince’s last few albums he was rocking a natural fro and futuristic ensembles. High collared shirts in metallic colors, peach or geometrical patterns. He also switched his usual plain black shades for third eye sunglasses, round frame sunglasses or an eye mask. His electric guitars had more of a classic body to them but he’d usually have his guitars match his stage outfit.
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