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Whitney Houston 1963-2012

'80s & Beyond: Whitney Houston's Most Memorable Looks

Her three-decade-long career saw a wardrobe of sequins, big hair and over-the-top gowns

GOING BIG, 1988

More than a billion people watched Houston perform at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday concert in London, where her big voice matched an even bigger look: a beaded, double-breasted blazer, layered over a turtleneck, plus black gloves and a half-up hairdo.