A look back at Mary Tyler Moore's red carpet evolution

Hollywood has lost another icon. Mary Tyler Moore, beloved actress of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore" show, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80. Not only did she warm hearts on the television screen, but the seven-time Emmy winner was an acclaimed Broadway star as well.

Moore broke barriers as one of the few female stars of the time to not only be featured, but have her own sitcom. On the "Mary Tyler Moore Show", which ran for 7 seasons, Mary played an unmarried, strong-willed career woman in a big city. Though a comedy, the show was an advent of a national shift in gender roles in Hollywood. Mary Tyler Moore epitomized the ideal, independent woman.

Moore's was a trendsetter as well. In the "Dick Van Dyke" show, Moore sported fitting floral capris, a fashion statement of the 60s, and in the 70s, her character trail blazed blazers and blouses for the working girl. She showed women around the globe that it was possible to be successful and have a budding career, while still maintaining femininity.

Scroll through to see Mary Tyler Moore's style transformation:

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Stars of the Dick Van Dyke Show.
(Original Caption) Close-up of Mary Tyler Moore.
(Original Caption) Still from The Mary Tyler Moore Show showing Moore standing, smiling, inside of the WJM newsroom. Moore is shown from the waist-up, holding a cup of coffee.
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 28: Mary Tyler Moore during portrait session for The Dick Van Dyke Show Image dated November 28, 1962. Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Talented and shapely Mary Tyler Moore, who overcame the name of 'Sam,' a faceless telephone operator on the defunct Richard Diamond private eye series, shows off some of her finer points and curves. Mary first came to the attention of television producers while playing the role of 'Sam,' and is now seen regularly on CBS television's Dick Van Dyke Show.
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: Actress Mary Tyler Moore in rehearsal for The Dick Van Dyke Show on December 2, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)
circa 1968: Portrait of American actor Mary Tyler Moore sitting on a chair in a peacock feather print blouse. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore. March 23, 1967. (Photo by Jerry Engel / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
American actress and commediene Mary Tyler Moore (as Mary Richards) sits at a desk in a scene from 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' (also known as 'Mary Tyler Moore'), Los Angeles, California, 1970. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Mary Tyler Moore Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
American actress Mary Tyler Moore, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actress Mary Tyler Moore, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker during Mary Tyler Moore Sighting at CBS-TV Studios - January 18, 1972 at CBS-TV Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Ticker during 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 16: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 26th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 16, 1974 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, and Cloris Leachman (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
circa 1975: American actor Mary Tyler Moore, in a black dress and choker, and her second husband, American television executive Grant Tinker, standing beside each other and smiling. Tinker is wearing a tuxedo. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1975: Studio portrait of American actor Mary Tyler Moore, wearing a red, white and blue striped shirt tied at the waist and smiling with her arms over her head. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore, lying on her side and smiling, wearing cuffed khaki shorts and a crepe de chine shirt by Calvin Klein. (Photo by�Francesco Scavullo/Cond�Nast via Getty Images)
January 1976: Promotional portrait of American actor Mary Tyler Moore for the television program, 'Mary's Incredible Dream'. She is wearing a beaded halter dress with feathers attached to the skirt. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the National Conference of Christians and Jews' 16th Annual Humanitarian Award Salute to Walter Cronkite on September 17, 1979 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1980s: Mary Tyler Moore circa 1980s in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 14: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 1980 Democratic National Convention Nominates Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale - After Party on August 14, 1980 at Xenon in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore during Mary Tyler Moore Sighting at Metropolitan Club in New York City - October 9, 1980 at Metropolitan Club in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Betty Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 31: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and producer Burt Sugarman attend the 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 31, 1981 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Gordon White and Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 6: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends 'The Supporting Cast' Opening Night Party on August 6, 1981 at The Milford Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 20: Mary Tyler Moore attends the performance of 'Nine' on July 20, 1982 at the 46th Street Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 07: Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore and Katherine Healy, stars of the film 'Six Weeks'. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 15: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and boyfriend Dr. Robert Levine attend the 'Six Weeks' New York City Premiere on December 15, 1982 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Actress Mary Tyler Moore (3L) & new husband Robert Levine (R) on their wedding day with her parents, George & Majorie. (Photo by DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore and Dr. Robert Levine during 'The Real Thing' Premiere Party - January 5, 1983 at Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Levine (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 21: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and boyfriend Dr. Robert Levine attend the 'La Cage aux Folles' Opening Night Performance on August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 3: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and husband Dr. Robert Levine attend the Save Our Universalist Landmark 'S.O.U.L.' Dinner and Cabaret Show to Raise Funds to Save the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York on June 3, 1986 at the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actress and commedienne Mary Tyler Moore poses, dressed in a single-button orange jacket and a colorful print dress with a bubble skirt, at an unidentified event, 1987. (Photo by David McGough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Barry Tubb, Mary Tyler Moore, Lynn Redgrave and John Linton (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 1987 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 6: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the NBC Television Midseason Affiliates Party on January 6, 1988 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 23: Actress Mary Tyler Moore, opera singer Beverly Sills and actress Carol Burnett attend a dinner gala to celebrate the Museum of Broadcasting's upcoming exhibition of 'The Many Worlds of Carol Burnett' on May 23, 1988 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore and Dr. Robert Levine (Husband) during 'Phantom of the Opera' Performance at Majestic Theater in New York City - July 12, 1988 at Majestic Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JANUARY 24: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York's 50th Anniversary Celebration on January 24, 1990 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 22: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Honors Mary Tyler Moore on March 22, 1990 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 4: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Los Angeles Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Presents the First Annual Promise Ball on October 4, 1991 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour and Mary Tyler Moore during 95th Season Opening of The New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 8: Actress Mary Tyler Moore receives a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on September 8, 1992 at the 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and husband Dr. Robert Levine attend the National Actors Theatre's Second Annniversary Gala Presents 'The Jack (Klugman) & Tony (Randall) Burlesque Show!' on September 30, 1992 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 4: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Daytop's 30th Anniversary Dinner to Honor Founder and President Monsignor William B. O'Brien on May 4, 1993 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 6: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Eighth Annual American Comedy Awards on March 6, 1994 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 15: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 'Sunday in the Park with George' Broadway Musical 10th Anniversary Special Concert on May 15, 1994 at the St. James Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 10, 1995 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 28: Actress Mary Tyler Moore and husband Dr. Robert Levine depart for New York City on July 28, 1996 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 13: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Honors Edgar Bronfman, Jr. on May 13, 1997 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 13th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 1, 1997 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Mary Tyler Moore arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress and commedienne Mary Tyler Moore poses at the Dramatist 50th Anniversary event at the Marriott Marquis, New York, New York, March 13, 1999. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore at the TV Land fifth anniversary celebration in New York City. 04/25/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 25: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Fifth Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball on April 25, 2002 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW Y ORK CITY - JUNE 2: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 56th Annual Tony Awards on June 2, 2002 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 2: (L to R) Executive vice president and general manager of TV Land, Larry Jones, actress Mary Tyler Moore and actor Dick Van Dyke attend the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Mary Tyler Moore during NYC Animal Care & Control Inaugural Benefit at Donna Karan Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore and Jane Seymour during 2nd Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Mary Tyler Moore during The 26th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony at The Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore arrives on the red carpet at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Third Annual 'Broadway Barks!' Adopt-A-Thon on July 14, 2001 at the Shubert Alley in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore and producer Burt Sugarman attend the 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 31, 1981 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 13th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 1, 1997 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends NBC's taping of 'Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl' at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on January 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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While her fashion sense changed over the years, Moore always donned her signature locks and iconic smile. Hollywood has lost a beloved and talented revolutionary.

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