10. Ann Lowe Dress Designer

Ann Lowe calm, delicate, gentle, quiet. Dress Designer to the stars.
Brought up in Alabama her grand mother born into slavery was a seamstress until she was freed in 1860.

Ann was segregated while training but her work was used to show other students an example of highly skilled work. In the early days her name was not on the dress label. She was determined that she be recognised in her own right. She lost an eye to gluacoma: but still continued to work.

She worked for love: and her patrons were not kind to her. Though one did pay her taxes on bankruptcy. She retired in 1972, and died in New York in 1981.

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