Gowns, archival footage focus of Supremes exhibit [photos]

    Primette Pristine, Three Creme de Menthe, Black Net Mermaid — the names are as lovely as the dresses themselves.

    Those and more are on display now at Philadelphia’s African American Museum as part of the “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes” collection.

    And though the gowns will be there for all to see, Wilson herself wants everyone to know the exhibit is about much more.

    Wilson, who was a guest on Radio Times earlier this week, attended the opening festivities Thursday for the collection that’s meant to tell the story of Civil Rights and women’s empowerment.

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    Wilson is one of the original members of the Supremes. The female vocal group dominated the charts between 1963 and 1969 with 10 No. 1 hits, including “Where Did Our Love Go?”

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