Friend of the blog, Sir Keith Holman reached out to Sandrarose.com to inform us that his close friend, original Supremes member Mary Wilson will compete on Dancing With the Stars this season! Keith sent photos of Mary's beautiful African inspired robe and his silk velvet shirt and African belt from the late designer Bill Whitten collection and Keith Holman Designs collection.
Keith says Mary's coffee table book, "Supreme Glamour" is #1 in parts of Europe! Supreme Glamour hits bookstores in America next month but you can pre-order your copy now.
Mary and Mark Bego wrote the book, and Keith was the curator and he designed the Supremes costumes listed in the design acknowledgments. He still does restorations and stabilization of the Supremes gowns.
Keith adds his thoughts and recollections about designing gowns for the iconic group in the book, which goes on sale everywhere on September 17.
Sir Keith Holman writes:
Hi Sandra, It so exciting to have Mary Wilson's "Supreme Glamour" coffee table book #1 in parts of Europe it will be exciting to have it released here next month can be preordered! Also Having Mary Wilson as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars" is awesome we are all so excited!!!!!This image of Mary Wilson wearing this magnificent African inspired robe and myself wearing my silk velvet shirt and the African belt are both from the Late Designer Bill Whitten's and my collection. Stella Ruata beaded the robe which I restored with the help of Pasquale Fabrizio shoe maker and the late Ret Turner costume designer of Sonny and Cher Show, Diana Ross and Carol Burnett show. Such an exciting time and more yet to come!