Black History Month: Ann Lowe

Ann Lowe (1898-1981) was an accomplished dress designer in the United States. She dressed many women for society events, including the wedding party of Jacqueline Bouvier when she married John F Kennedy. Her work was highly praised and recommended by her clients. She was known for her handmade flowers, which she learned to create as a child.

When she was mentioned in a Ladies Home Journal Article, she was not given proper credit for her work. Correspondence with the First Lady about it has been digitized at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library.

While her work is praised, it is hard to find a picture of this important designer. She was profiled in Ebony Magazine:

Image from the Smithsonian Collection