The Queen of Rock n Roll was a music legend but also a style icon.
Tina Turner sadly passed away yesterday following a long illness at the age of 83. Her publicist issued a statement following the ‘Proud Mary’ singer’s death.
It read: “Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock’n Roll” has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
Tributes have been pouring in for the music legend ever since the sad news broke.
We wanted to pay our own tribute and reminisce on the Queen of Rock n Roll’s fabulous fashion statements over the decades.
Starting with this show-stopping fit that Tina wore for a shoot in LA in 1977.
According to The Cut, Bob Mackie, a longtime fashion collaborator of Tina’s said she loved to rework French dresses and make them into costumes. Speaking about this incredible winged dress in her memoir, Tina wrote: “I looked like I was about to take flight and soar — which was exactly how I felt about being on my own for the first time.”
Red became one of Turner’s signature colours and this red dress only got the ball rolling. Tina wore this stunning beaded fiery dress live onstage in 1979. This look really merged Tina’s love of rock and roll and her disco persona together.
Tina Turner quickly became known for her hair and really found her mojo in the 1980s. Showing her continued love for red, she wore this number performing at the Creek Music Theatre in Illinois on September 12th, 1987.
Turner absolutely loved the glitz and glam of showbiz and her shiny dress era brought that to life. This electric glitter dress is giving us New Year’s Eve in New York vibes. Tina wore it performing in New York’s Radio City Music Hall on July 12th, 1993.
A few years later in May of 1997, Tina wore this beautiful silver sequence dress performing at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View California.
The black lace and the hair – perfection.
Bringing it back to the 60s when Tina Turner was married to fellow R&B singer, Ike and rocked a slightly different look. Here Tina posed for a portrait in Dallas in 1964 wearing a tight floral green shimmer dress.
Two years later in 1966, Tina rocked a two-piece suit and sunglasses onstage during a recording of the pop music television show, Ready Steady Go! at Wembley Television Studios in London.
The show was broadcasted on ITV on September 30th, 1966. The chic two-piece suit is one of her strongest looks.
Posing for a portrait at her home in December 1984 in Los Angeles California, Tina Turner stunned in this bright blue velvet jumpsuit. The thick white belt, the matching dangling earrings, and the hair are everything.
Rest in peace to one of the most incredible singers and stylish performers the world has ever seen.