by Obie Linn, Associate Conservator of Textiles
How would you like to travel in a custom “sleeping bag”? These three dresses designed by Ann Lowe (American, 1898–1981) are headed to the Winterthur Museum in Delaware for the exhibition Ann Lowe: American Couturier, snuggled in soft surrounds for a safe and comfortable trip.
by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles
Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.