Monday, February 3, 2014

Fashion is in our blood!!

Our people have made so many contributions to this world.  Without our gifts, the world would NOT be the same. 
Ann Lowe (pictured above) began sewing at a young age in Alabama.  Her claim to fame was the wedding dress she designed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Jackie wore this dress during her nuptials to John F. Kennedy.  When asked who designed her dress, Jackie is said to have told people that her dress was made by a "colored woman dressmaker." The only time Lowe was publicly acknowledge for the dress was in the Washington Post where fashion editor Nine Hyde wrote "the dress was designed by a Negro, Ann Lowe."
Ann Lowe designed for many other famous people like Olivia de Havilland and the Rockefellers of New York City.  Her beautiful fashion art can still be viewed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Black Fashion Museum, and The Smithsonian.
Below is a picture of the dress Lowe designed for Jackie O.


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