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06/03/2014 08:52 am ET

11 Fashion And Beauty Lessons From Josephine Baker That We Still Live By Today (PHOTOS)

Today would have marked Josephine Baker's 108th birthday. And although the world renowned singer/dancer/actress has been gone for almost three decades her spirit and style still live on.

In fact, Rihanna was clearly channeling Josephine's singular style at last night's CFDA Awards in a bespoke Adam Selman see-through gown made from over 230,000 Swarovski crystals and a sleek pixie covered in a dazzling head wrap.

The perfectly timed homage got us thinking about all the other fashion and beauty cues Miss Baker has left us with. So in celebration of her birthday, here are 11 lessons from the "Bronze Venus" that we still live by today.

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11 Style Lessons From Josephine Baker

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