Diana Ross & the Supremes
The iconic sound: With few black singers able to push boundaries in music, Motown Records became a haven that would help cultivate many unforgettable talents. One particular group that would come out of it as icons were The Supremes, who have been credited as pioneers of 1980s funk, disco and R&B. Through their music, The Supremes were instrumental in breaking down perceptions of race at a time when segregation was rife and social injustice was at a high.
The iconic look: Often credited for Motown glamour, The Supremes’ chic wigs, glittering gowns and dolled-up looks were defining elements for other girl bands of the time. Adding to the sparkle that dominated their looks, the intricate details of their garments put costume designers such as Michael Travis in the spotlight.