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.