Black History Style File- Ann Lowe Influential Designer

Ann Lowe made history in 1953 when she designed a wedding gown for former the first lady.

Ann Lowe was an American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Lowe’s one-of-a-kind designs were a favorite among socialites from the 1920s to the 1960s. In 1953, she designed the ivory silk taffeta wedding dress worn by Jackie Kennedy.

In 1950, Lowe opened a salon in New York city on  Lexington Avenue where she created one of a kind pieces for high society women. So excited to be highlighting Ann Lowe as she opened doors for many designers today.

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