Soon to be on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (vam.co.uk)) are the out-there performance costumes of The Supremes, one of the most successful groups of the 1960s.

The exhibition sets up13th May, until 19th October and shows over 50 outfits that chart the changing image of the group from their early days when there were known as The Primettes to the glamorous Hollywood designs they wore at the height of their fame.

Set against the backdrop of the meteoric rise of Motown Records, and of the American civil rights movement, the exhibition explores the inspirational role that The Supremes had in changing racial perceptions along with their influence on today’s performers. The V&A exhibition is in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Photo: The Supremes in their Sixties heyday