Marrying sumptuous fashion with insightful biography, Supreme Glamour charts the glittering story of Motown s most successful act and original pop fashionistas
With the assistance of her close friend Mark Bego, founding member Mary Wilson tells the complete story of The Supremes, both on- and off-stage, from their beginnings as The Primettes in June 1959 to their 1964 breakthrough Motown hit, Where Did Our Love Go , and from the departure of Diana Ross to the group s comeback in the mid-1970s. Packed with personal ancedotes and reflections from Mary herself, the text is accompanied by rare archive photography and ephemera, much taken from Mary s personal collection.
The Supremes have always been synonymous with glamorous, elegant co-ordinated costumes. Supreme Glamour complements and extends their inspiring story by interleaving text sections with the cream of Mary Wilson s unparalleled collection of Supremes outfits, showcasing thirty-five of the most eye-catching ensembles, painstakingly re-assembled and photographed on the Grammy museum stage. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, providing all the key information about the design, the fabric, the embellishments, and the occasion on which each was first worn. Contemporary photos of The Supremes wearing the outfits bring the costumes to life.
This sumptuous volume builds a complete picture of the charm and sophistication of The Supremes. Supreme Glamour is sure to appeal to fashionistas, Supremes enthusiasts, Mary s numerous fans and visitors to her frequent exhibitions of the Mary Wilson/Supremes Gown Collection.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Whoopi Goldberg Introduction by Mary Wilson Dreamgirls to fashionistas 1959 1965 The Supremes Gowns From the Mary Wilson Collection Hit-makers to new Supremes 1966 1977 Gowns in print The mentors/designers Gowns on vinyl Discography
Wilson, one of the original members of the Supremes, shares her collection of some of the lavish costumes she flaunted throughout the 1960s and '70's... [She] shares fun anecdotes as the Supremes gained popularity... Both entertaining and aesthetically pleasing, this book will appeal to Supremes fans and vintage fashion enthusiasts alike. --.
Chronicles [The Supremes ] evolving image from teen pop singers to showbiz stars --FT Weekend
About the Author
Mary Wilson - the `supreme Supreme' - is one of the founding members of the band, and the only one to have stayed the distance, and who still performs today. She regularly escorts her gowns around the world for exhibitions in locations including London's V&A Museum, Bath Assembly Rooms and throughout the USA. Mark Bego has written sixty-two books, two of which have been New York Times best-sellers.