Anne Lowe – #SheInspiresMe

Ann Lowe was responsible for designing the ornate silk tafetta wedding dress worn by Jacqueline Bouvier (better known as Jackie O) when she married Senator John F. Kennedy and became one of the most iconic and influential first ladies America has ever seen. Whether we like to admit it or not, I think everyone likes to see someone in an industry they love and respect who makes them feel that there can be a space for them. For me, Ann Lowe is that woman, which is why today on International Day of the Girl this late great is my first #GIRLHERO. Lowe was ballsy and controversial, leaving her first husband because he was opposed to her having a career and wanted her to stay at home. Her second husband left her because he 'wanted a real wife, not one who was forever jumping out of bed to sketch dresses.' Still, she knew what she wanted and was picky about who she designed for, working on commissions for stores such as Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue, Lowe even had a store on Madison Avenue. Though she designed the dress Academy Award Winning actress Olivia de Havilland wore on Oscars Sunday Lowe was not credited for the dress. She was a best kept secret – willingly and unwillingly. Her clients often did not pay the asking price and her career ended with Jackie O rumoured to pay her outstanding debts – still she left an indelible legacy. If I could have a conversation with anyone who has passed away today, it would be her. _______________________________________________________ #InternationalDayOfTheGirl #GirlHero #DayOfTheGirl #AnnLowe #SheInspiresMe

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