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Prince: 26 Photos That Prove Prince Rogers Nelson Will Always Be 'The Latest Fashion'

In tribute to a fashion pioneer.

21/04/2016 20:31 | Updated 22 April 2016

Prince's status as as style icon has been unwavering over the course of his 30 year career.

Prince Rogers Nelson was nothing short of a fashion pioneer, breaking all the rules about what is acceptable in menswear, as he sang on his album Graffiti Bridge, released in 1990, he always was "the latest fashion".

So in tribute to the man who wore the clothes our dreams are made of, we take a look back at some of his fiercest looks:

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    Introducing the world to his beautifully coiffured mane on the cover of his eponymous 1979 album
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    Showing some leg during the Dirty Mind Tour on 22 March 1981.
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    Deconstructing a tuxedo on 22 December 1981.
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    Proving that too much is never enough when it comes to ruffles on stage at Rosemont Horizon in Chicago on December 10 1984 during his Purple Rain tour.
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    That knowing looking during the Purple Rain Tour on 13 September 1984.
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    No one can do bold prints quite like Prince. 
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    Prince rewrote the accessory rule book whem performing live at the Fabulous Forum on 19 February 1985 in Inglewood, California.
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    Just perfect. Prince and date attending a performance of 'Madame Butterfly' on 21 September 1988 at the Euguene O'Neill Theater in New York.
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    Leading the high waisted skinnies trend long before it was mainstream. On stage on his Lovesexy tour at Wembley Arena on 3 August 1988 in London.
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    Polka dots fit for dancing on stage with Cat Glover at Feijenoord stadion on 17 August 1988 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
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    Effortless sex appeal at the Kuip in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 19 July 1990.
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    Forgoing buttons during the Nude Tour in Wembley Arena, London on 1 January 1990.
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    Eyeliner perfection performing in Denver on 30 September 1991.
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    Never underdressed with lace gloves circa 1991 in New York City. 
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    Colourblocking at the open air SCG show in Sydney, Australia, on 1 January 1992.
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    And again on stage at Ahoy on 6th July 1992 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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    BReaking all the rules regarding men's necklines on stage at the Brabathallen in Breda, Holland, on 24 March 1995 during The Ultimate Live Experience Tour.
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    Proving there is no limit to the ways chainmail can be worn at Radio City Music Hall on 24 March 1993 in New York.
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    NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Musician Prince performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 1993 in New York, New York. (Photo of Prince Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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    Rocking a sheer catsuit almost two decades before Kylie Jenner. Performing at the San Jose State Event Center in San Jose, California on 19 April 1997.
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    The only man to pull off the curtains trend. On stage in Amsterdam on 1 August 1998 during the Newpower Soul Tour 1998.
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    Dancing in heels at The Brit Awards at Earls Court on 15 February 2006 in London, England.
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    Sharing his colourblocking secrets with Beyonce at the Grammys in 2004.
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    Proving black doesn't have to be boring as he was inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame at Alexandra Palace, London, on 14 Nov 2006.
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    Nailing festival chic while headlining the Hop Farm Festival on 3 July 3 2011 in Paddock Wood, United Kingdom.

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