Black History - Did you Know?
Will this being our “Black History” month, I wanted to tell you about a few Black designers. We all love the fashions from the past, there was some awesome Black Designers that was my favorite. The first one was: Ann Cole Lowe: read and learn how she made her mark in our fashion world.
Ann Cole Lowe (December 14, 1898 – February 25, 1981) was an American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Lowe's one-of-a-kind designs were a favorite among high society matrons from the 1920s to the 1960s. In 1953, she designed the ivory silk taffeta wedding dress worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she married Senator John F. Kennedy.As she was not getting credit for her work, Lowe and her son opened a second salon, Ann Lowe's Gowns, in New York City on Lexington Avenue in 1950. Her one-of-a-kind designs made from the finest fabrics were an immediate success and attracted many wealthy, high society clients. The Saturday Evening Post
On Thursday, I'll tell you about another Black Designer: Willi Smith