On May 13, 2011, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil its much-anticipated exhibit "Women Who Rock," which explores the contributions of female recording artists from the 1920s through today. It includes plenty of fashion! Here's a sneak peek.
Ruth Brown's Dress, 1988
Ruth Brown was yet another R&B star who managed to cross over onto the rock 'n' roll charts, scoring minor hits with “Lucky Lips” and “This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin'" in the 1950s. In 1988, she played Motormouth Maybelle in John Waters' cult classic Hairspray, wearing this very loud, very fabulous gold and black striped dress. Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Sign Up for Our Newsletter