80s Politics

'Glam Slam': Musician Prince's 30 Year Reign as a Pop Fashion Icon

Professor Sarah Niblock | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Professor Sarah Niblock

Prince was using style as a political statement at the height of the Thatcher/Reagan period. Not only was he commenting on the banality of white, heterosexual western masculinity, but also drawing on a rich heritage of earlier style-as-protest movements.