Chaka Khan's Best Throwback Style Moments

The one and only Chaka Khan is celebrating a birthday today (March 23) and we'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to recognize her epic throwback style. Hitting the scene in the 1970's, Chaka Khan exemplified what it meant to be a free-spirited, independent woman at that time. Here, we take a look at her most daring and memorable looks.


Dominique Hobdy Mar, 23, 2017

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Chaka Khan’s poses in a chic fur and jersey dress circa 1970.

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Chaka Khan rocks a black ensemble and lace-up sandals in the early '70s.

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Chaka is all about the shine in this portrait taken in the early '80s.

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Chaka Khan performs live in a bustier, tulle tutu and lace opera gloves at the Wembly Arena on September 28, 1985 in London, England.

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Chaka Khan gives a fierce pose in a printed belly baring top, skirtr and wedge boots circa 1970.

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This 1975 Rufus & Chaka Khan album cover for “Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan” is one of our favorites. Chaka Khan goes for a bohemian, Native American vibe with feathers and fur tails.

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Chaka Khan draws all eyes on her in a sexy and playful 80s look.

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Chaka Khan performs alongside Rufus in January 1970 wearing a leather bralette and pants.

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Chaka Khan gives us major fringe while performing at the Felt Forum in New York on April 10, 1976.

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Chaka Khan rocks a floor-sweeping kimono dress while performing on the legendary local TV show 'The Scene' circa 1977 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Chaka Khan poses in a floral top with billowing sleeves circa 1970.

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Chaka Khan performs in a red and gold bralette with matching pants circa 1970.

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Chaka Khan performs in extravagant feathers on stage at Midsummer Music, Wembley Stadium, 21st June 1975.

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Chaka Khan wears a Native American-inspired ensemble while performing in Toronto, Canada circa 1970.

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Chaka Khan delivers flowing feathers and arm adornments in this photo taken in the early 70s.