ANN LOWE ONE of a KIND TULLE and VELVET BALLGOWN, 1950s.
tulle with appliqued red velvet trim and oversized bows, fitted cap
sleeve bodice and voluminous layered skirt, interior corset and stiff
under-skirt. Labeled. Ann Cole Lowe was the first successful African
American fashion designer, creating Jackie Kennedy’s wedding gown in
CHRISTIAN DIOR APPLIQUED ORGANDY BALLGOWN, c. 1955
Cream organdy over glazed cotton, decorated with loops of organdy embroidered in a candy stripe and organdy dots, fitted bodice having sheer scalloped top above self buttons, very full skirt with double hip flounce, front zipper, underskirt stiffened through the hip.
2-piece cream and gold brocade in tassel pattern, sleeveless, boned, back-lacing bodice with three scarlet velvet shoulder bows, satin applique, gold thread & sequins, lace. Skirt front having two satin gores draped with velvet ribbon and bows.