Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe

By BLUMENTHAL, Deborah

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9781499802399
Publisher
little bee


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2016  |  Elementary

K-Gr 4—Virtually unknown to all who admired her work, Ann Cole Lowe was an African American designer of one-of-a-kind dresses that were worn at high society functions in the 1920s through the 1960s. She began sewing as a child under the tutelage of her mother and grandmother, taking over the family business at the age of 16. Lowe moved to New York City and attended a segregate...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2017

While the fashion world continues to recognize her work, many do not know the name Ann Cole Lowe. Blumenthal and Freeman have teamed up to place the spotlight on this African American designer. As a young child, Ann learned dressmaking from her mother and grandmother. When her mother died suddenly, sixteen-year-old Ann steadfastly continued the tradition, finishing an order for ball gowns her mother had begun for the Alabama governor's wife. Lowe proved to be an exceptionally talented dressmaker, eventually designing for som...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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