More than 50 outfits (in addition to a collection of photos, album covers, and live footage) are on display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum until October.
In a much-deserving exhibit, “The Story of the Supremes,” tracks the Motown trio as the epitome of glamour that set a groundbreaking standard for future girl group molds. Not only did they set an example for En Vogue and Destiny’s Child, but The Supremes changed the world’s perception of African-Americans, proving that black is beautiful!
“When I saw the Supremes on TV…it was magical to me because I had never seen black women on television or anywhere for that matter who conveyed such glamour and such grace,” Oprah Winfrey said of seeing The Supremes for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
O.G. Supreme Mary Wilson said before the opening last May, “I have kept these dresses in storage for over 30 years, it was my dream that one day I could share them with the world.”