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Why Prince’s bold, gender-bending and very contemporary fashion legacy matters

On Thursday, Prince passed away in his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, at the age of 57 – and the universe lost one of its most opulent star.  Prince Rogers Nelson was an icon not just because of the prodigious musical ability that would see him win seven Grammy Awards and sell more than 100 million records over his four-decade-long career -bot to mention that His Purple Highness had played all 27 instruments on his debut album, For You- but also because his style was gender-bending and audacious. Just like David Bowie he loved glitter, ruffles, flared pantsuits fringed ponchos, lace suits, cropped tops and tight pants. Today, sartorial gender-bending with Gucci’s current creative director Alessandro Michele being a frontrunner, yet Prince was there from the beginning. Read more