Mary Wilson of the Supremes' green petal dress

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Mary Wilson of the Supremes Green Petal Dress, 1968
Mary Wilson purchased this dress at a boutique on Hollywood Boulevard in California. She wore it on the cover of the album Diana Ross and the Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl.

More about the Supremes
The Supremes were the most successful female group of the '60s, amassing 12 number one pop hits in a five-year span. The original trio of Diana Ross, Mary and Florence Ballard, who grew up together in Detroit's Brewster housing project, was Motown personified; no other Motown act fit so well into the hit-making machinery of Berry Gordy's label. Working hand-in-hand with the songwriting and production team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, the Supremes began their run of hits with "Where Did Our Love Go" in 1964. It was followed by such classics as "Baby Love," "Come See about Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "I Hear a Symphony," "You Can't Hurry Love" and "You Keep Me Hangin' On."
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