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    See Cher's style evolution: From hippie ingenue to fashion icon

    On Cher's 70th birthday, we celebrate a woman who always looks amazing — and never lets a single style define her.

  • 1966

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    The 20-year-old singer matched her then-husband Sonny in androgynous hot pants and fur vest for a promo shot for their film, "Good Times."

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  • 1973

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    For a solo performance on "The Glen Campbell Show," Cher let a fringed, flower-power crop top and low-cut bell bottoms accentuate her tiny waist.  

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  • 1977

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    Two years after her divorce and at a photo-shoot in Los Angeles, Cher channeled her Cherokee background in a Native American-themed look by designer Bob Mackie. 

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  • 1982

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    Hello, ‘80s! A gold power belt, an off-the-shoulder top, and parachute pants are the perfect complement to the teased shag she rocked on her Cher World Tour in 1982.  

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  • 1984

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    Jane Fonda had nothing on this exercise bunny, who flexed it out for a photo-shoot in an aqua leotard, neon tights and a funky fresh pair of legwarmers. Oh, and did we mention the suspenders? 

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    Before the Oscars were Hollywood’s conservative night out, Cher accepted the award for Best Actress in "Moonstruck" in an over-the-top feathered headdress and a sequined cut-out cape-turned-gown.

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  • 1990

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    Remember when Rihanna wore that see-through Swarovski crystal gown? Yeah, Cher did it first — in a black lace bodysuit for a concert in London.

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  • 1992

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    And then she did it again, only this time (barely) concealing the essentials with artfully placed sequined cut-outs. 

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  • 1992

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    A curly, confident redhead took the stage at Euro Disney in a bustier and a smoking pair of leather chaps.

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  • 1996

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    And then, sometimes Cher is the portrait of understated glamour — like the time she wore a long sleek blazer to sing on the Italian Riviera. 

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  • 1998

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    With her son on her arm and a woven saucer on her head, Cher hit the 1998 Academy Awards in an art deco-inspired nude gown. 

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  • 2002

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    In her mid-50s, Cher is still slaying at a concert in Vegas. Because who doesn’t want to go platinum blond and be adorned with strings of diamonds?

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  • 2002

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    For the Billboard Music Awards in 2002, sinister Cher stepped out in a fringed crimson suit that channeled the dark side. 

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  • 2002

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    As a bombastic blonde in a sparkly vest and cross-emblazoned bootcut jeans, Cher belts it out at the 29th American Music Awards.

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  • 2003

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    Throwing it back to her 1966 self at a benefit for the Prostrate Cancer in New York City.

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  • 2004

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    Before "Frozen" was a thing and every little girl wanted to be an ice princess, Cher sang in Zurich for "The Farewell Tour" in a fur-trimmed, floor-length bejeweled coat. 

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  • 2008

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    Cher played with grunge style in a tattered chainmail top and an army green taffeta ballgown at the Grammys in 2008.

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  • 2009

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    Speaking at a concert honoring producer David Foster, Cher went big in a leather jacket and an updated riff on a bondage bodysuit she sported 15 years earlier.

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  • 2013

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    In a military-inspired gold breastplate and crown encrusted with jewels, Cher stepped out at a nightclub in New York City — giving 67-year-olds everywhere a run for their money.

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  • 2013

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    Killing it on TODAY in a studded bomber jacket and graphic cut-out pants.

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  • 2013

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    For New York City’s 2013 Pride celebration, Cher wore a satin schoolgirl skirt and a cropped jacket while singing on the pier.

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  • 2014

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    "Cleopatra coming atcha" — or, Cher in all her beaded and bedazzled glory at a performance in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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  • 2015

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    At the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cher shimmered in swirls of navy, slate and maroon sequins. In other words, she's still got it.

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