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(Black History 365 Fact) "Ann Cole Lowe was the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Lowe’s one-of-a-kind designs were favored by wealthy and socially prominent women from the 1920s to the 1960s. In 1953, Lowe designed the ivory silk taffeta ivory prom dresses wedding dress worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she married John F. Kennedy.

Lowe was born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898 although the specific date is unknown. Lowe was a great-granddaughter of a skilled seamstress slav...

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