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Tina Turner's Style Through The Years Was Iconic And Yes, Simply The Best

Tina Turner, the legendary rock and R&B singer who started off in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful solo career, died Wednesday at 83. Turner died at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, a representative told Reuters.

Turner was known for her roaring, raspy voice ― a voice that led to her being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice. But her image was equally unparalleled: The fringe! Those legs! That swagger that even Mick Jagger couldn’t best!

Of course, fashion had a lot to do with her image as well: The woman widely known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” rocked everything from sequined minidresses to mod leather miniskirts and, in later life, even some completely sheer jumpsuits (and this was before “naked dresses” were a red carpet staple).

Below, we walk through some of the fashion icon’s most unforgettable looks.

1961
1961

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1961

A 1961 promotional portrait of Tina Turner and her ex-husband, Ike Turner.

1961
1961

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1961

Performing in Texas.

1964
1964

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1964

Posing for a 1964 promotional photo.

1964
1964

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1964

In purple performing with Ike in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.

1965
1965

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1965

Posing with Ike for a 1965 promotional portrait.

September 1966
September 1966

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September 1966

In sunglasses for a performance on the television show "Ready Steady Go!" at Wembley Television Studios in London.

1969
1969

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1969

The R&B duo in a 1969 portrait.

March 1969
March 1969

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March 1969

The former couple at the London Airport on their way to Los Angeles in March 1969.

November 1969
November 1969

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November 1969

Wearing a dark crocheted mini-dress for a promotional photo.

November 1969
November 1969

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November 1969

Performing in a fringe dress during a concert at the Felt Forum in New York City.

1970
1970

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1970

Posing for a portrait in a bell-bottom jumpsuit.

July  1971
July 1971

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July 1971

Performing in a red beaded dress during the Schaefer Music Festival at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York City.

September 1971
September 1971

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September 1971

Performing in a sequined mini-dress at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

1973
1973

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1973

Performing "Nutbush City Limits" in a red jumpsuit on a German television program.

1975
1975

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1975

In a fur coat for a 1975 promo shot.

March 1975
March 1975

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March 1975

At the New York premiere of "Tommy" in New York City on March 18, 1975.

April 1975
April 1975

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April 1975

Performing on "Cher," the solo music and variety show spinoff Cher hosted after the "Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" had concluded. From left is Cher, Turner and Kate Smith.

October 1975
October 1975

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October 1975

Performing on stage in a patterned dress at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on October 24, 1975.

1977
1977

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1977

In a white suit and fedora in Los Angeles, California.

1977
1977

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1977

Posing in a winged-costume for a promo shot in Los Angeles, California.

March 1979
March 1979

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March 1979

In animal print at the Hammersmith Odeon in London during her "Wild Lady of Rock" tour.

1979
1979

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1979

Performing in Bob Mackie-designed bodysuit in 1979.

May 1981
May 1981

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May 1981

With Grace Jones at the Ritz in New York City.

April 1982
April 1982

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April 1982

In denim at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

1984
1984

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1984

Wearing a blue jumpsuit for a promo photo.

June 1984
June 1984

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June 1984

Performing in leather at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.

1985
1985

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1985

Performing in a leather dress with David Bowie and at the NEC Birmingham in the UK.

January 1985
January 1985

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January 1985

Picking up an award at the 12th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

July 1986
July 1986

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July 1986

In harem pants at her home in London.

December 1986
December 1986

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December 1986

In fur on vacation in Gstaad, Switzerland.

May 1987
May 1987

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May 1987

Performing in red leather in 1987.

November 1989
November 1989

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November 1989

Celebrating her 50th birthday with her husband Erwin Bach.

1990
1990

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1990

Performing at Wembley Stadium in 1990.

1991
1991

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1991

Performing at Radio City Music Hall in 1991.

June 1993
June 1993

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June 1993

Performing at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County, Washington

1995
1995

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1995

Posing for a photo shoot at Pinewood Studios in London during the promotion for the 1995 Bond film "GoldenEye." Turner sang the theme song.

November 1996
November 1996

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November 1996

At the "Goldeneye" press conference in London.

April 1997
April 1997

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April 1997

Performing on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on April 25, 1997.

1999
1999

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1999

With her husband Erwin Bach at a Mercedes-Benz event.

July 2000
July 2000

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July 2000

Performing at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

October 2003
October 2003

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October 2003

At the New York premiere of Walt Disney's "Brother Bear" at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, New York.

May 2005
May 2005

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May 2005

With her husband Erwin Bach at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball at the Bacara Resort and Spa on May 14, 2005 in Santa Barbara, California.

December 2005
December 2005

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December 2005

At the 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C.

February 2008
February 2008

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February 2008

Performing with Beyoncé in matching silver at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

January 2009
January 2009

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January 2009

Performing in red at the first night of her European tour at the Cologne Arena on January 14, 2009 in Cologne, Germany.

February 2011
February 2011

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February 2011

Posing at the Emporio Armani Fall-Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection on February 26, 2011 during women's fashion week in Milan.

May 2012
May 2012

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May 2012

Attending an Armani fashion show on May 31, 2012 in Beijing, China.

June 2013
June 2013

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June 2013

Attending the 'One Night Only Roma' Giorgio Armani fashion show on June 5, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

April 2015
April 2015

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April 2015

With husband Erwin Bach at the Giorgio Armani 40th anniversary silos opening and cocktail reception on April 30, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

January  2016
January 2016

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January 2016

Presenting Dutch musical and theater producer, Joop van den Ende a life achievement award during the Dutch Musical Awards at the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht, on January 6, 2016.

October 2017
October 2017

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October 2017

At a photocall for "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" at The Hospital Club on October 17, 2017 in London, England.

July 2018
July 2018

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July 2018

Attending the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France.

March 2019
March 2019

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March 2019

At the premiere of the musical "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" at Stage Operettenhaus on March 3, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

November 2019
November 2019

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November 2019

With Adrienne Warren during the opening night of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 07, 2019 in New York City.

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