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Supreme Gowns

article_image-17.phpThe performance costumes of The Supremes, one of the most successful groups of all time, will be on display at the V&A Museum this summer. On show will be over 50 outfits that chart the changing image of the group from their dresses in the early days when they were known as The Primettes to the glamorous Hollywood designs they wore at the height of their fame. Set against the backdrop of the meteoric rise of Motown Records, and the turbulence of the American civil rights movement, the display will explore the inspirational role The Supremes played in changing racial perceptions and their influence on today’s performers. Based on the collection of Mary Wilson, the display will feature the group’s music, album covers and archive footage of them performing as well as new video interviews with Wilson and Maxine Powell, Motown’s in-house Artist Development Director 

The Story of The Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection
13th May – 19th October
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL