Casci is extremely proud to announce her essay ‘Before the Rain, 1980-1984: How Prince Got ‘The Look’ has recently been published in the book, Prince and Popular Music: Critical Perspectives on an Interdisclipinary Life, edited by Mike Alleyne & Kirsty Fairclough and published by Bloomsbury. In 17 essays organized thematically, the anthology includes a diverse range of contributions – taking ethnographic, musicological, sociological, gender studies and cultural studies approaches to analysing Prince’s career. Casci’s essay focuses on the early development of Prince’s style, in particular the trench coat and the garment’s impact within the musician’s visual identity and legacy.