Supreme Glamour: The Inside Story of the Original Pop Fashionistas

Supreme Glamour: The Inside Story of the Original Pop Fashionistas

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Overview

Sumptuously illustrated, engaging, and insightful, Mary Wilson’s book charts the glittering story of The Supremes, as it showcases their glamorous and iconic ensembles.

As Motown’s leading act in the 1960s, The Supremes became synonymous with glamorous, elegant, coordinated ensembles. Supreme Glamour presents founding member Mary Wilson’s unparalleled collection, showcasing thirty-two of the group’s most eye-catching gowns, meticulously reassembled and photographed on the Grammy Museum stage. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, providing information about the design, fabric, and embellishments of each ensemble, as well as the occasion on which each was first worn.

In addition to the fashion history of The Supremes, the book chronicles the evolution of the group and celebrates the cultural icons they became. Engaging and insightful narrative text by Mary Wilson and close personal friend Mark Bego is interspersed among hundreds of archival photos. Packed with anecdotes and insights, Mary Wilson tells the complete story of The Supremes, both on- and off- stage, from their founding in Detroit in 1959 as The Primettes to their 1964 breakthrough hit, “Where Did Our Love Go,” and from the departure of Diana Ross to The Supremes’ disco hits of the 1970s. Supreme Glamour builds a complete picture of the charm, sophistication, and magic of The Supremes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500022009
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 421,782
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Wilson is one of the founding members of The Supremes.

Mark Bego has written biographies of Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

Whoopi Goldberg is a household name; she’s one of the few people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony. She currently hosts the talk show The View.

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