“Butterfly”
Designed by Michael Travis, 1968
Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong

Material & Embellishments: Screen-printed foulard with sequins and rose montees

Notable TV Appearances:

  • T.C.B. (NBC-TV – December 9, 1968)
  • Festival at Ford’s Theatre (NBC-TV – December 16, 1970)

Other notable facts:

  • The Supremes wore these gowns in promotional photos for their 1968 TV special, T.C.B.
  • The Supremes wore these gowns on the front cover of their Cream Of The Crop album from 1969.

Displayed in Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supreme Legacy Gown Collection exhibit

  • Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame & Museum | Cleveland, Ohio (April-September 2004)
  • Detroit Historical Society | Detroit, Michigan (July 2005-February 2006)
  • Long Island Museum | Stony Brook, New York (July-October 2007)
  • Victoria & Albert Museum | London, England (May-October 2008)
  • Experience Music Project | Seattle, Washington (June-September 2010)
  • The African-American Museum In Philadelphia | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (January-June 2013)

Motown: The Sound Of Young America exhibit (curated by the Grammy Museum)

  • LBJ Presidential Library | Austin, Texas (May 2019-January 2020)