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anyone know who made all those fab girly motown dresses. or who the tailor was for the suits? maybe they bought them in shops....if anyone has any info please share cuz I've been wondering about this for years. apologies for posting such a sissy question

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apologies for posting such a sissy question

It's a fair question and there is an answer to it out there. I can't remember the name of lady in charge of the wardrobe during the 60's; I've got a video with her being interviewed on it somewhere, but can't remeber where that is either!!

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It's a fair question and there is an answer to it out there. I can't remember the name of lady in charge of the wardrobe during the 60's; I've got a video with her being interviewed on it somewhere, but can't remeber where that is either!!

Was it Maxine Powell. I know she opened Motowns artist developement school and toured with the Supremes as their chaperone and was in charge of their wardrobe.

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I have a pretty groovy wadrobe i picked up in charity shops while I was studying at university. Just ask Keb, I almost got thrown out of deepfunk on numurous occasions for crimes against fashion.unsure.gif

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thanks for help!

i'm not convinced it was Maxine Powell as she already had established the finishing school when motown was starting. but i didnt know she looked after the supremes. so i'm probably wrong. again.

chalky - do you think it was just HArvy Fuqua, or maybe he was in charge of the men's clothes?

Hippo - if you ever find that video please please let me know

and J-Trouble it's always fun committing crimes against fashion & it's safer than shoplifting :)

thanks again

wendy

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I read this on a different list and thought it might be of interest.

Forty years after the Supremes first topped the record charts on

their way to worldwide fame, some of the distinctive gowns that

became nearly as famous will make their debut at the Rock and Roll

Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with original Supreme Mary

Wilson.

"Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supreme Legacy Collection," an exhibit

featuring more than 50 Supremes costumes and rare memorabilia, will

open at the Rock Hall on Wednesday, April 28. The exhibit celebrates

the 40th anniversary of the trio's first Number One hit, "Where Did

Our Love Go." This song was the first of five straight number one

hits that established the Supremes as Motown's most popular act and

the most successful girl group of all time.

The Supremes, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988,

were known for their glamorous and sophisticated style with costumes

that were a visual delight covered in chiffon, sequins, beads,

fringe, rhinestones and feathers. The collection includes the first

gown purchased by Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard when they

were still known as the Primettes; a set of black velvet Bob Mackie

gowns worn on the GIT on Broadway television special in 1969; outfits

worn on the Supremes' television specials and featured on album

covers; and those from their 1977 Farewell Performance. One set of

dresses includes a loose-fitting maternity outfit worn by Wilson

while she was pregnant.

This exhibit will remain open through 2004.

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deadly! thanks karen c. hmm. bob mackie. i think he designed for Cher dolls in the 70s! and Barbie. not that i'm saying the Supremes are like dolls. but i guess he did the costume for the diana ross doll. arrgh - sorry - ranting about dolls now. thanks for the information

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No problem Wendy,I thought it would be of interest to you when I read it :-)

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thanks for help!

i'm not convinced it was Maxine Powell as she already had established the finishing school when motown was starting. but i didnt know she looked after the supremes. so i'm probably wrong. again.

chalky - do you think it was just HArvy Fuqua, or maybe he was in charge of the men's clothes?

Hippo - if you ever find that video please please let me know

and J-Trouble it's always fun committing crimes against fashion & it's safer than shoplifting :)

thanks again

wendy

Maxine Powell 1989:

"When you're eighty or eighy five appearing at Cleethorpes or Prestatyn.......!!!!"

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thanks for the attachment hippo. i have a rubbish computer so i cant check it out but i will go to an internet cafe later...deadly!

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