A display of costumes worn by the most successful Motown group of all time, The Supremes, is coming to London.
The display at the Victoria & Albert Museum will show the changing image of The Supremes from their
early Primettes days right through to the more glamorous,
Hollywood-designed outfits they wore at the height of their fame. The exhibition will include dresses worn by all three members – Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and
Florence Ballard – from a selection of live performances, television appearances, album covers, and more. As well as the clothes the V&A exhibition will display archive television footage, photographs and magazine articles to help contextualise the impact the band had on America and the world.
Also expect to hear news shortly of a special event featuring an appearance by Mary Wilson accompanied by soul scene DJs.
The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection
13 May – 19 October 2008
The Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
For more on the the exhibition see the V&A website here.