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A Look Back At Prince's Unfiltered And Unapologetic Style

The icon's style can be summed up as often imitated, never duplicated.

Dearly beloved, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Prince.

Many of us first became enamored with the music legend when we watched the film “Purple Rain.” Wearing frilly lace tops, hip-hugging bell-bottoms and loads of black eyeliner, Prince poured as much passion into his style as he did into his records.

Prince, or The Purple One as he was affectionately known, inspired a legion of musicians and fans with his funky melodies and fashions. You can see remnants of his gender-blurring style today in stars like Lenny Kravitz, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell Williams, Andre 3000 and D'Angelo. And we'd be remiss if we didn't give Prince props for his contributions to the #naturalhairmovement when he ditched his pin-straight strands for a glorious Afro.

In memory of Prince's unfiltered and unapologetic style, we've pulled together a photo retrospective of his most iconic fashion moments. Share your fond memories of the late entertainer in the comments section below.

Circa 1980s
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Performing on stage.
1980
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Performing at the Bottom Line in New York City.
1981
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Performing on stage at Flipper's Roller Disco Boogie Lounge in Los Angeles, California.
1983
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Performing on the "Solid Gold" TV show.
1981
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Performing during the Dirty Mind tour.
1984
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Performing in Chicago.
Circa 1984
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During The Purple Rain tour.
Circa 1980s
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Photo shoot in The Netherlands.
1985
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Performing on stage during a concert.
1986
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Performing at Wembley Arena.
1988
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Performing on stage on the Lovesexy Tour.
1990
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Performing on stage during the Nude Tour.
1993
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Performing at Radio City in New York City.
1995
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On stage wearing "Slave" tattoo in London, United Kingdom.
1998
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Performing on stage at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands.
2000
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During a press conference in New York City.\
2001
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Performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
2004
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Attending the Tiger Jam VII in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2004
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Performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
2004
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Performing at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.
2005
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On stage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards.
2007
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Performing during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards.
2007
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At the Bourne Ultimatum UK film premiere in London, England.
2009
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Performing at the Grand Palais in Paris.
2009
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Performing during the "One Night... Three Venues" in Los Angeles, California.
2010
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Performing during the "Welcome 2 America" tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
2011
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Onstage at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California.
2012
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Performing onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
2013
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Performing onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
2013
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Onstage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
2014
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Attending the French Tennis Open.
2015
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Onstage during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.