It's february and in honor of Black History month, we wanted to pay homage to one bridal designer who is often forgotten within our industry and in the history books.
In fact, her only accomplishment she has the ability to gain any notoriety for is for one creation that made it into the minds and hearts of every bridal lover and young girls imagination around the world, can you guess what this was?
Before we tell you, let's take a quick peek behind the curtain at this designer's beginnings...
She was born an African American woman in Clayton, Alabama in the year of 1898, the great granddaughter of an enslaved woman and plantation owner. In her early adult years, she was given the opportunity to attend a prominent fashion school in New York and upon graduation, started her career opening a salon in Florida.
Eventually traveling back to New York, this designer worked on commission for various boutiques and stores before getting "noticed" and designing a dress worn to the academy awards by british actress Olivia de Havilland. Her recognition was under the table, reserved only to those who assisted in her work, as the designer of the dress was billed as "Sonia Rosenberg".
Later in her career, she was appointed the task of designing the silk taffeta wedding dress that was seen all over the world, the dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis during her wedding to then US-representative John Kennedy in 1953.
Who is this designer?
Her name was Ann Cole Lowe.
Happy Black History Month.