Gallery: A Look at Prince’s Ever-Changing Style Through the Years
This week marks four years since Prince tragically left this world (it was April 21, 2016), and I found myself looking through a huge collection of Prince pictures. I wanted to put together some kind of collection, but wasn't really sure what to do. After seeing just a handful of pictures from the last several years of his life, I was hit with some inspiration.
Everyone talks about Prince's music and how immensely talented he was, and for good reason - that point cannot be understated. But I don't know if I ever really heard much about his sense of style. Okay, that's not really accurate. I know those conversations were happening, it's just not something that I ever paid attention to. But seeing a bunch of his pics side by side, you can really see how much his look changed throughout his career.
Think about some of Prince's pop peers from back in the day - artists like Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis, Richard Marx, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, etc. Those guys have pretty much looked the same their entire career, even 30+ years later. I know I didn't mention Michael Jackson, but his changes were surgical, and permanent, and bonkers.
Prince might have been a little tiny fella - standing only 5 foot 3 inches tall - but he was a fearless giant when it came to his music and style. He just didn't care at all what anyone else had to say.