American actress Cicely Tyson who passed on after her 96th birthday will be remembered as an icon in the entertainment industry, known for her portrayal of strong black women. Tyson, who died on a Thursday, had just published her memoir titled, “Just As I Am.”
During her lifetime, Tyson was not only an actress well adapted to the screen, she was also a fashion icon who always made a statement with her impeccable styles.
One of her most memorable fashion moments was when she stole the show, styled by her favourite designer, B Michael.
A Trusted Fashion Ally
Fashion Designer Michael, who has been styling Tyson for more than fifteen years, had a chat with “Hollywood Reporter” about his relationship with the late actress.
He disclosed that he and Tyson built a fashion relationship so solid that she will often hit the stage with no prior clue of what her dress will look like until she is in them.
The designer also shared that Tyson hated trying on clothes, but she always pulled it off when she stepped on stage, “looking like a dream.”
A Moment In History
To celebrate the life of the iconic actress, here are some of her best fashion moments.
For Tyson, the red carpet was her runway to show-off her style. In 2012, she appeared at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards with by her side Michael, she was styled in his mermaid strapless gown and bolero with a feather collar.
In 2018, she dressed to the nines to pay respect to her friend Aretha Franklin. She was elegantly styled in a bell-sleeved black dress, with a string of pearl as an accessory and a hat that had everyone staring.
Tribute To A Dear Friend
In 2018, “The Help” actress arrived at the Turner Classic Movies event held in her honor in a floral jumpsuit made by her trusted designer.
She completed the look with a silver ombre blunt cut bob and adorned her feet in metallic python pumps.
The iconic actress and fashionista will forever live on in the memories of her admirers. Her funeral arrangement was made by her family and manager Larry Thompson, who announced a public viewing of the actress at the church she worshipped in New York.
A Life Well-Lived And A Beautiful End
Her memoir “Just As I Am,” chronicles her professional and personal life that some people do not know about. Before the book’s release, Tyson said, “‘Just as I Am’ is my truth, It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside.”
Since its publication, the memoir written with collaborator Michelle Burford has hit the bestseller spot on Amazon with demand exceeding its supply.