CULTURE

Mary Tyler Moore Always Made a Splash in the Glitziest Dresses and Matching Accessories

From Mary Tyler Moore’s early appearances as Dick Van Dyke’s wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show and her lead role as a Minneapolis journalist in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970 to her later film dramas, the actress enchanted audiences on screen and off with her offbeat style, wide grin, and, of course, her love of dogs. On the red carpet and at any of the innumerable charity galas she attended — she was International Chairwoman of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and active with the ASPCA — Moore always made a statement in bold colors and even bolder brooches (a jewel-encrusted dragonfly made repeat appearances throughout the ’90s). And on screen, her character in The Mary Tyler Moore Show tread new ground for a woman in the workplace; Mary Richards, as she was known, embraced the tide of second-wave feminism with her sartorial choices, alternating between jumpsuits, sweet dresses, and the hallmark of the ’70s, the turtleneck. As her career progressed, Tyler never lost her eye for splashy colors and classic glamour. The actress died Wednesday at age 80, and we pay her homage with a look back at her best looks from 1965 to the 2000s, here.

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Mary Tyler Moore with Jerry Van Dyke and Jimmy Durante at the 17th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 1965.

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Mary Tyler Moore and husband Robert Levine at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala in New York, New York, May 1990.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the 45th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California, September 1993.

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Mary Tyler Moore at an NBC party in Los Angeles, California, January 1988.

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Mary Tyler Moore and husband Robert Levine at a benefit for David Dinkins’s mayoral candidacy in New York, New York, October 1989.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Museum of Television and Radio Honors in New York, New York, April 1992.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball in New York, New York, November 1992.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Winner’s Circle Awards in New York, New York, February 1993.

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Mary Tyler Moore receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, September 1992.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the ASPCA ‘Auction for the Animals’ benefit in New York, New York, March 1993.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball in New York, New York, November 1993.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gala in New York, New York, December 1993.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Literacy Volunteers of New York gala in New York, New York, May 1994.

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Mary Tyler Moore on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, December 1995.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball in New York, New York, November 1995.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Honors in New York, New York, May 1997.

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Mary Tyler Moore at Time Magazine’s 75th anniversary party in New York, New York, March 1998.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the 50th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 1998.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Television Academy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in North Hollywood, California, November 1997.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Hollywood Women’s Press Club awards in Beverly Hills, California, December 1997.

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Mary Tyler Moore at the Screen Actors Guild awards (where she won the Lifetime Achievement Award) in Los Angeles, California, January 2012.

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Mary Tyler Moore at Paramount’s 90th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles, California.