Maya Angelou Was Also A Style Star, Lest We Forget

Maya Angelou Was Also A Style Star, Lest We Forget [LOOK]

By HuffPost on June 4, 2014
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Dr. Maya Angelou in her living room at home in Winston-Salem, NC. (Photo Credit: Ebony)

The news of Maya Angelou’s passing last week has us reflecting on the author/poet/phenomenal woman’s amazing legacy. While she’s left us with a number of award-winning books, speeches and general words of wisdom — Maya is also serving up some pretty fierce fashion moments.

The iconic figure exemplifies substance meeting style in the best possible way. From her sultry, high slit dress-wearing days as a Calypso singer/dancer to her era as an award-winning writer and activist, Maya is sophisticated both inside and out.

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And lest we forget, it was just a year ago that she was tapped by Cole Hann to strike a pose for the brand’s fall 2013 campaign.

Style star indeed. Check out some of Maya’s most glamorous moments below.

At New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s (Photo Credit: G. Marshall Wilson/Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
At New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s (Photo Credit: G. Marshall Wilson/Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Calypso queen! (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Calypso queen! (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Performing on stage in 1954 (Photo Credit: G. Paul Bishop/Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Performing on stage in 1954 (Photo Credit: G. Paul Bishop/Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Dancing diva circa 1950s (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Dancing diva circa 1950s (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Maya Angelou with Malcolm X in Ghana, West Africa in 1964 (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Maya Angelou with Malcolm X in Ghana, West Africa in 1964 (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Simply stunning (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Simply stunning (Photo Credit: Vintage Black Glamour/Tumblr)
Afrocentric chic circa 1950s (Photo Credit: Getty)
Afrocentric chic circa 1950s (Photo Credit: Getty)
Seriously stylish in 2006 (Photo Credit: Getty)
Seriously stylish in 2006 (Photo Credit: Getty)
Attending a garden party for her 82nd Birthday in 2010 (Photo Credit: Getty)
Attending a garden party for her 82nd Birthday in 2010 (Photo Credit: Getty)

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