The musician Prince has died at the age of 57
He had a successful career spanning four decades
His image was a crucial facet of his creative output, with many of his outfits becoming iconic
His Royal Badness, the Purple One, “the artist formerly known as Prince” and of course, simply Prince, has died at the age of 57. With a career spanning four decades, and many monikers, the legendary musician will not be soon forgotten.
Nor will he be remembered solely for his music. Ever the showman, his image was a crucial facet of his creative output. From-head-to-toe sequins to ruffled collars, nudity and a well-publicized penchant for purple, Prince’s outfits became as legendary as his music.
Rising to prominence in the 1970s, he pioneered “the Minneapolis sound”, a mixture of funk, rock, pop, synthpop and new wave.