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The news of Maya Angelou’s passing 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.

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.

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    At New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s.
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    Calypso queen!
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    Performing on stage in 1954.
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    Dancing diva circa 1950s.
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    Maya Angelou with Malcolm X in Ghana, West Africa in 1964.
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    Simply stunning.
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    Afrocentric chic circa 1950s
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    Seriously stylish in 2006
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    Attending a garden party for her 82nd Birthday in 2010.

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