Earlier today, April 21, the artist occasionally known as Prince died suddenly. While music fans grieve, it's also important to remember fashion lovers everywhere have lost an icon of individuality, sex appeal and sass.
Over the course of his career, Prince never met a neck ruffle he didn't like, nor a decorative purple accessory. Like fellow artist David Bowie, Prince relied clothing as away to play a character, be it diva with a headscarf or romantic hero.
Let's remember a man who took real joy in getting dressed, and appreciate the eccentric outfits he made famous. Prince took the gender and sexuality rulebook, ripped it up and threw it in the garbage.