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African American Designer Ann Lowe

Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM
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National Museum of African American History and Culture, African American Designer Ann Lowe.

Learn the untold story of Ann Lowe, the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Her one-of-a-kind designs were a favorite among high society matrons from the 1920s to the 1960s. She is best known for designing Jackie Kennedy's wedding. She made beautifully embroidered and hand-stitched gowns for very rich families, such as the Rockefellers, and stars like Olivia de Havilland.

Learn about Ann Lowe’s life, her clients, the wedding dress, and her place in American Design. Our speaker, Elaine Nichols, is Supervisory Curator of Culture at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Ms. Nichols is a resident of Friendship Heights.

This Zoom presentation is organized by FHNN & is open to all. Register here