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.