Supreme Glamour

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Thames & Hudson
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7.9 X 12.2 X 1.0 inches | 3.0 pounds

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About the Author

Mary Wilson is one of the founding members of The Supremes.
Mark Bego, described as "the #1 bestselling pop biographer" by Publishers Weekly, has written over sixty-five books involving rock & roll and show business. He is the author of the three-million-copy bestselling pop music biography Michael! and the million-copy selling Madonna!. Bego also wrote the biography Leonardo DiCaprio: Romantic Hero, which spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His writing often appears in People, Us, Billboard, Record World, and Cosmopolitan. Mark lives in Los Angeles.

Whoopi Goldberg is the bestselling author of Is It Just Me?, If Someone Says 'You Complete Me' . . . Run! and The Unqualified Hostess, as well as her children's books, including Alice, Whoopi's Big Book of Manners, and the Sugar Plum Ballerinas series for young readers. She is a prolific producer and entrepreneur and is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy, and a Tony Award for her work in film, television, recording, and stage.


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.
The untold story of Supreme style... There is barely a black female pop act -- Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monáe, Solange Knowles -- (let alone a white one) that hasn't taken a page from the Supremes look book... The volume chronicles how the Supremes...became agents of cultural change in the 1960s, breaking the race ceiling by weaponizing fashion and defining the way many women -- black women, white women -- wanted to look.
This lavish new book...chronicles the trio's history, with special attention paid to their fabulous, coordinated ensembles.... The photos are fantastic. Wilson details the context, explaining the performances linked with the dresses and what it felt like to be wearing these glamorous gowns.... Will be a hit with both music and fashion aficionados.
This attractive hardcover book builds a complete picture of the charm, sophistication, and appeal of Motown's leading act.
A very personal, vividly illustrated story of [Wilson's] life in the musical group.... The candid photographs provide a rich visual record of the stars' life as performers. To see the gowns alongside Wilson's down-to-earth accounts of what it felt like to wear them will be fun for enthusiasts of 1960s pop culture and The Supremes.
Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes, traces the history of the seminal Motown trio through their colorful, glamorous fashion, highlighting and examining 32 of the group's most memorable gowns. (Bonus: The foreword is by Whoopi Goldberg.)
A glitter-tastic tour of [The Supremes'] meteoritic rise via the eye-popping fashions they became known for.
Whether they wore Grecian gowns, bell-bottom pants or mini dresses, the Supremes were always stylish. In a hybrid photography book and memoir, Mary Wilson tells her side of the trio's story.