The 15 Most Influential Black Style Icons

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  • Diana Ross
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Chaka Khan
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Ruby Dee
  • Naomi Sims
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  • Nina Simone
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Billie Holiday
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Lena Horne
  • Angela Davis
  • Iman
  • Grace Jones
  • Donna Summer

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan has learned to grow with the times and her fashion sense has evolved along with her. Opting for tight and sexy during the 80s, the bohemian wild child can still be seen wearing figure-flowing ensembles with her own distinct eccentric flair added to them.

(Photo: Mike Cameron / Redferns)

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