Celebrity Remembering Prince on His Birthday with His Most Iconic Purple Looks By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 7, 2017 @ 08:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The iconic star Prince passed away last year at his Paisley Park recording studio and home, and today we’re remembering the music legend on what would have been his 59th birthday. Rather than dwell on his death, we’re celebrating his life and the legacy he left behind. The star was a lot of things to a lot of people: an inspirational performer, a fashion icon, and a lover of all things purple. From buttoned-up suits to patterned jumpers, the Purple One couldn’t get enough of the hue and favored it in dozens of performance looks. With leather and lace, eyeliner and mascara, this groundbreaking fashion figure changed the rules for men and women alike. See Prince's Most Iconic Beauty Moments Kevin Mazur/NPG Prince rocked a ruffled purple shirt and black beaded collar during his Welcome 2 America tour stop in New York's Madison Square Garden. Kevin Mazur/NPG In honor of his birthday, we’re taking a look back at his 16 most iconic purple looks. So sit down, queue up “Purple Rain,” and remember Prince by taking a trip through his life in style.