Courtesy of the Wichita Art Museum
A Supreme Show at WAM
The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection, open November 13, 2011 through January 12, 2012.
Wichita: Sequins, feathers, satin and glitter give the glamorous gowns worn by members of the group, The Supremes, their characteristic style. That style and fashion will be on display in the Museum’s upcoming exhibition The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection, open November 13, 2011 through January 12, 2012. Former member of The Supremes Mary Wilson, saved dozens of trend-setting dresses and accessories that marked their meteoric rise to fame in the early 1960s.
The exhibition will feature more than 50 distinctive gowns that the Motown hit makers wore during their climb to the top, as well as rare memorabilia that spans their colorful career. The unique exhibition will guide visitors on a journey through the careers of the trio, highlighting the various designers that helped create their signature look as well as the history that surrounded their chart-topping songs. The gowns, in which they performed, were created by designers such as Bob Mackie, Michael Travis and Stephan Burrows. Their elaborately beaded, sequined and feathered dresses were their trademark fashion that is their artistic legacy.
In honor of the special exhibition, former Supremes member Mary Wilson will be appearing at the Wichita Art Museum to sing and reminisce about her time as a member of the hit-making group. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling 316-268-4921 or visiting the Museum website http://wichitaartmuseum.org/catalog/.
The Supremes recorded 12 No. 1 hits from 1964 to 1969, including “Baby Love,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.” The only group to record five consecutive No. 1 hits, the Supremes’ distinct style became the hallmark of a generation and left a legacy as lasting as their timeless music.
This exhibition was organized by Blair-Murrah, Inc. and made possible in Wichita by
the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Endowment.
For more information please visit: The Wichita Art Museum