Diana Ross at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1978 attending the Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year Awards dinner honoring Dr. Jules Stein. Dr. Stein was the founder of an entertainment empire that began with MCA, the talent agency turned music and film behemoth. Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
Diana Ross, in a custom satin tuxedo designed by Bob Mackie and his partner, Ray Aghayan, at the Academy Awards on March 27, 1973. Ms. Ross, a Best Actress nominee that year for her role in “Lady Sings the Blues” is flanked by her then husband, Robert Silberstein, and her parents, Ernestine and Fred Ross, Sr. Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage.
Andre Leon Talley @OfficialALT and Diana Ross trip the light fantastic on New Year’s Eve 1979 at the infamous Studio 54. According to WWD - Women’s Wear Daily, who “caught the whole “misheagas” on film Ms. Ross “slipped on the glitter-covered floor, nearly taking down her towering dance partner.” Apparently, Mr. Talley is in talks for his own late-night talk show and, as a former Conde Naster and unabashed ALT fan, I really need that to happen. Photo: WWD Archive/Corbis.
Sammy Davis Jr. and Diana Ross sing and dance to a medley of classic songs on “The Hollywood Palace” variety show on October 18, 1969. This episode also marked one of the last appearances Ms. Ross would make with The Supremes - and the national television debut of The Jackson 5.
The Supremes, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross in 1964. Mary Wilson’s personal collection of fashion and memorabilia will be presented at The African American Museum in Philadelphia beginning in January 2013 in an exhibition called “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection.” Photo: Gilles Petard/Redferns.
Diana Ross, in full “Mahogany” bloom, filming with Anthony Perkins in 1975. Joan Juliet Buck, a former editor of French Vogue, told Constance White (now Editor-in-Chief of Essence) for White’s book “Style Noir”: “Valentino was asked to design the costumes for “Mahogany”, but Diana Ross set off a scandal in Italy (where filming was taking place) when she decided to take charge of her own wardrobe. She ripped everything apart and decideed to redesign it herself.” Photo by Echoes/Redferns.