Ann Lowe, African American fashion designer who created the wedding gown of Jackie Kennedy.
Jackie O wasn’t Ann Lowe’s first or only high profile client. Ann Lowe also designed for New York society families like the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts
In the 1960’s, Lowe opened Ann Lowe Originals inside the Saks Fifth Ave department store on Madison Avenue in New York. Her amazing work still lives on in the permanent archives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Black Fashion Museum and The Smithsonian. Lowe passed away in 1981 at the age of 83.
Sadly, Lowe did not get the credit she deserved for designing and creating Jackie’s all-important dress. Jackie is said to have told people that her gown was made by a “colored woman dressmaker” and Lowe was only mentioned by name in the Washington Post where fashion editor Nine Hyde simply wrote “… the dress was designed by a Negro, Ann Lowe.”
Read about Ann Lowe in the below book by Deborah Blumenthal
Information for this post came from a Huffpost story online via “Black Voices”
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