Franklin circa 1965.
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Aretha Franklin, in addition to being the Queen of Soul, knew how to dress herself for maximum impact. In the ’60s, it was tartan miniskirts and mod dresses. In the 2010s, she turned to caftans and glitter. Her hairstyle changed regularly, but fur was a constant through the decades. In honor of Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76, here’s a look through some of her best looks, from the orange dress she wore to Bill Clinton’s inauguration to the fascinator she wore to Barack Obama’s (she’s lived a life). It’s a whirlwind tour of feathers, furs, and hats, with a few sleek looks — a ’60s floor-length dress, for example — thrown in. But regardless, one thing’s for sure: she was never afraid to make a statement.