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Medium: Silk peau de soie, cotton, synthetic faille, synthetic net, silk satin
Credit: Gift of Judith A. Tabler
Ann Lowe learned her craft from her grandmother, a former slave in Alabama. She became famous among the wealthy American elite of the 1950s and 1960s for her couture-quality gowns. Based in New York, Lowe specialized in debutante and wedding dresses, such as this gown that she custom-made for Judith Tabler.
Object Number: 2009.70.2