10 Outrageous Outfits That Prove Prince Was An Absolute Style God

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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.

Remember that time Prince rocked the "John Lennon at a funky club" look?

Here's definitive proof Prince started ear cuffs.

Let's not forget the time he made the "Seinfeld" puffy shirt werk.

The man understood how to play with contrast.

The louder, the better.

He might've been in a demure suit, but that smile says there's latex or leather underneath.

Prince never feared clashing colors.

What's that? There wasn't enough bedazzlement on this shirt?

Prince couldn't hear you. He was too busy looking flawless.

Rest in peace, Prince. I hope there's leopard print wherever you are now.