By  on March 24, 2008

Before Jean Paul Gaultier designed for Madonna and Roberto Cavalli created costumes for Christina Aguilera, Berry Gordy dictated the style for three then-unknowns—Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. When the Motown chief executive signed the trio in 1961, he also took control over their look. After he changed their name from the Primettes to the Supremes, the rest was history.

Now, nearly 50 years later, the darlings of Detroit are known almost as much for their coordinating costumes adorned with feathers and fringe as they are for their chart-topping hits like “Baby Love,” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.” And fortunately, Mary Wilson has saved all those fabulous outfits.

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