Discover the captivating story of Ann Lowe, a brilliant couturier and Black woman whose groundbreaking work and legacy have long been unappreciated - until now! At her professional peak, Lowe's luxury evening gowns and bridal wear graced upscale department stores nationwide. She crafted Jackie Kennedy's wedding and bridesmaid dresses yet was met with blatant racism on the day of the nuptials - the butler forced Lowe to use the service entrance. Throughout her lifetime (c. 1898-1981) her immense contributions to American fashion remained unnoticed. This illustrated volume features vibrant new photography of Lowe's couture, showcasing her signature floral embellishments and exquisite handwork. Plus, personal essays explore her trials and triumphs, while profiling designers whose work reflects her influence. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary efforts to preserve Lowe's beloved gowns.
Authored by Elizabeth Way
Measurements: 9.2 x 11.2 inches
Published by Rizzoli Electa in 2023