As we all know, we lost some real heroes in 2016. And while it’s always a blow to say farewell to an icon, whatever industry they shone in, their legacy is left behind to inspire. The individual style of many of the celebrities who’ve died this year will live on, too. From David Bowie’s surreal style prowess to Zsa Zsa Gabor’s resplendent furs, to name a few.
Last week we lost the most purple star in the firmament. Prince fans the world over have been mourning the singers’ untimely death with tears and tributes. Some have even taken their adoration to the next level with inky memorials.
Legendary performer Prince was found dead on Thursday at his studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Not only was he made famous for his music, but also his outrageously cool, out-of-this-world style.
Joe Zee says Prince has had an indelible, lasting impact on the fashion industry: "He created pop culture — and what would style be without the former?"