06 February 2011

Black History Month: Anne Lowe

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We’re in the era of Tina Knowles and Kimora Lee Simmons, but do you know who was one of the first African American fashion designers? Before every African American designer in today’s time their was Anne Lowe. Anne is notably known for designing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress. At the age of 14 Anne married and enrolled in fashion school in New York City in 1917. After she graduated she about her own salon in Tampa.  Later on in 1946 she designed a dress Olivia de Havilland for the Academy Awards for her award winning role in To Each His Own. Unfortunately Anne fell ill to glaucoma, she lost any eye but still continued to design and briefly opened her own design boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City.




8 comments:

  1. Thats amazing! I love learning about about my culture!!

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  2. Thanks, it's so great!

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  3. I love to know stuff like this.

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  4. Interesting to know, I'm African and I know enough about African American history but still finding new info is interesting.

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  6. Saga of a FatshionistaDecember 13, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    @Martienn Thanks so much! ;)
    @Abigail Ny I thinks that it is interesting to know.

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  7. I have Ms. Anne Lowe Picture and Jackie K's dress along with the article about he life on my desktop computer and I look at it everyday!! So many people done even have a clue of our great trail blazer in the fashion world . She is my inspiration and the reason why i adore the sheath dress today .. Thank you !!!!!!

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  8. Thanks this is good to know!

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