Anne Lowe -- African American fashion designer who designed the
ivory taffeta wedding dress for Jacqueline Bouvier when she married
John F. Kennedy.
She enrolled in a fashion school in New York City in 1917. After
graduation she opened a salon in Tampa, Florida before returning to
New York in 1928 where she worked on commission.. In 1946 she
designed the dress that Olivia de Havilland wore to the Academy
Awards, although the name on the dress was Sonia Rosenberg.
She worked her later years at Saks Fifth Avenue where she was
featured in a 1960 advertisement. Felled by glaucoma she lost an
eye but continued to design through the 1960 for Madeline Couture
and briefly operated Ann Lowe Originals on Madison Avenue in New