Prince Rogers Nelson: costume parade

Words to describe

Flamboyant
Androgynous
Amorphous

He was a power house performer like  Little Richard and David Bowie

 

1975-84: Beginning and Breakthrough
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1976  The Afro 

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1977 – The platform shoe 

 

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Music Sheet (1979) by Robert Whitman

 

 

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1979 Ecnirp Music Inc

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American Bandstand 

Disco and Spandex Pants 1979

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Dirty Mind 1980

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Leni Sinclair Collection: Michael Ochs Archives 1980 Detroit Dec. 20

Dirty Mind

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1984-87: The Revolution and Purple Rain

Cynthia Vargas Sieloff designed costumes

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Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain album
New Romanticisim:

Beginners Guide

Palace Guard French Baroque 1680’s
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1980’s Hair

High Heels

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Purple Rain

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Historic men’s trousers

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1983

Spanish Matador

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1987-91: Love Sexy and the Sign of of the times

 

Singing star Prince shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)

 

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Love Sexy album cover 1988  The Nude in Art

The Fop and the Dandy 

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Sign of the Times  – if i was your girlfriend

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Poka Dot 1980’s version of a Zoot Suit

 

 

1991-94: The New Power Generation and the Symbol

MTV Music Video Awards Get off 

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Harlequin

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COPY FROM PRINT 1994 file photo of the entertainer and singer Prince [PNG Merlin Archive]

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high mandarin collar  – look to Chinese inspiration

 

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1920’s Glamour and Finger waves 

 

1994-2000: The Gold Experience

 

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1995 Versace

 

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2000-07: Musicology

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2007-10: Super Bowl XLI 

 

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Spats

 

2016

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