If you couldn’t get to London’s V&A for the Story of The Supremes exhibition, you have another chance to catch it – this time in the Las Vegas of the north, Blackpool.
it sounds like the same exhibition in its entirety, with over 50 dresses on show, including several costumes designed by Hollywood designer Bob Mackie for TV appearances, as well as the gold, bronze and yellow ‘Butterfly’ gowns worn on the cover of the 1969 album Cream of the Crop and the glitzy black velvet gowns worn for Diana Ross’ 1970 farewell performance with the group.
It’s all accompanied by original television footage, photographs and magazine spreads, as well as taped interviews and special events – the latter including a scooter-only drive-in showing of Standing in the Shadows of Motown, a themed family workshop and an adult vintage fashion workshop.
It runs from 26th November 2008 to 1st February 2009 at the Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX. Admission is free.