Our hearts are heavy to see legendary, celebrated performer Cicely Tyson go at the age of 96, however she left us with many memorable and inspiring TV performances. Not only this, the formidable black actress, who published her memoir just a few days before her demise, embraced fearless fashion style in her 90s, conceived by her designer of the past 15 years, B Michael, who says, “I see her as Hollywood royalty.”  

From a recent article in the Hollywood reporter, Michael says, “There is no ball gown that I build that she cannot carry. Miss Tyson is any designer’s dream muse because she’s not afraid of anything.” The duo had worked on her style for 15 years. “It’s the ideal New York fashion house designer and celebrity relationship. However, because we are both Black, it doesn’t get the kind of attention.” he adds.

We have put together some of late Tyson’s pictures to show her style metamorphosis.

Actress Cicely Tyson arrives at the unveiling of director and producer Tyler Perry's new motion picture and television studio in Atlanta on Oct. 4, 2008.
Cicely Tyson accepts the Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in "The Trip to Bountiful," in New York, June 9, 2013.
Cicely Tyson in 1985.
Cicely Tyson in 1985.
Cicely Tyson peers through a monocle at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Feb. 19, 1973.
Cicely Tyson during arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif.
Cicely Tyson attends the The Paley Center Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in New York.
Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson, whose parents came from the Caribbean island of Nevis, gets more time in the Broadway play 'The Trip to Bountiful' now that the stage work’s run has been extended through Oct 9., 2013.
Cicely Tyson
Tyler Perry also showed support for Tyson at her hand and footprints ceremony. The two have collaborated on a number of films including Perry's 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman,' 'Madea's Family Reunion,' and 'Alex Cross.' in 2018.
Honoree Cicely Tyson arrives at the Essence Third Annual "Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon" in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 4, 2010. Tyson, the pioneering Black actress who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," has died. She was 96. Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details.

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