Jackie Kennedy in the wedding gown designed by Ann Lowe on September 12, 1953. Groom John F. Kennedy is second from right. Photo: Toni Frisell / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

How black designer of Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress was snubbed by bride and press

  • Ann Lowe was described only as ‘a coloured dressmaker’ when guests at the 1953 wedding asked the future first lady who designed her dress
  • The press also largely avoided naming her, despite Lowe being the go-to dress designer for the highest of New York’s high society at the time
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Jackie Kennedy in the wedding gown designed by Ann Lowe on September 12, 1953. Groom John F. Kennedy is second from right. Photo: Toni Frisell / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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