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Celebrity style: Marvin Gaye’s great fashion looks

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Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

For the past few decades we have been enriched by the wonderful music Marvin Gaye produced throughout his musical career. I think every April 3 we should have an official Marvin Gaye Style Day.

Not only was he immensely talented, and God-blessed handsomely beautiful, but he could dress.

His flair for style set trends for whole generations. I remember my dad rocking the look up top many a day as he sang, “How sweet it is to be loved by you.” My first real introduction to everything fly and fresh. It is only now that I can appreciate the fashion value my dad, by being inspired by Marvin Gaye, was trying to teach me.

Mr. Gaye, you are missed, your fashion sense invaluable. Thank you.

Click through to see some inspiring looks that are still influencing fashion today.

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