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Elaine Stritch's One-of-a-Kind Style Will Keep Us Smiling For Years to Come

Jul 18 2014 - 8:20am

The theatrics of funny lady Elaine Stritch weren't reserved for the Broadway stage. Known just as much for her booming voice as for her oversize shades, the iconic actress, who died Thursday at 89, gave us decades of brassy, over-the-top style to adore. Commanding our attention in everything from hot-pink suits to oversize ties — often paired with crisp white gloves, occasionally excluding a pair of pants — Elaine gave us plenty to smile about over the years, and we're looking back at some of our favorite moments here.

Elaine Stritch at an American Theatre Wing Luncheon

Too much was never enough for dear Elaine.

Elaine Stritch at the Princess Grace Awards

RRRrrrr, Elaine loved her leopard!

Elaine Stritch at the 2002 Drama Desk Awards

Elaine didn't borrow from the boys — the boys borrowed from her.

Elaine Stritch at the Fall 2006 Heart Truth Runway Show

Elaine has serious fashion cred — how many of her peers can say they walked a New York Fashion Week runway?

Elaine Stritch at a 2005 Tony Awards Party

Was Elaine's jacket slung over her shoulders? Always one step ahead of the rest of us!

Elaine Stritch at the Opening Night of Ann

Nobody pulled together polished Winter style like Elaine did.

Elaine Stritch at the 2009 Emmy Awards

Monochromatic done right, Elaine's style was no laughing matter.

Elaine Stritch at the 2004 Emmy Awards

She was among the first to put a bow on it.

Elaine Stritch at the Monster-in-Law Premiere

And she always did it with a smile!


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