Prince cut an androgynous figure despite the occasional presence of meticulously sculpted stubble, his diminutive frame wrapped in purples and pastels, lace and low-cut frills. Jumpsuits, with or without asses. High-heeled boots and platform shoes. The symbol he later adopted and never entirely abandoned even wove together the symbols of male and female. But they didn’t negate each other. Prince somehow embraced the fullness of both sexes at once, flowering into something entirely new. He didn’t tie gender into knots as much as turn it into some kind of Mobius strip, one and two-sided at the same time. Here was a guy who could shop in the ladies department and still bring all the ladies home with him.