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June 5, 2024   By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register by Piper Huguley

 

The incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America's most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy.

1953, New York City   Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry John F. Kennedy, a pipe bursts at Ann Lowe’s dress shop and ruins eleven dresses, including the expensive wedding dress, a dress that will be judged by thousands. A Black designer who has fought every step of the way, Ann knows this is only one struggle after a lifetime of them. She and her seamstresses will find the way to re-create the dresses. It may take all day and all night for the next week to accomplish the task, but they will do it.

Based on the true story of one of the most famous designers of the twenties through the sixties who has since been unjustly forgotten, By Her Own Design is an unforgettable novel of determination despite countless obstacles and a triumph celebrated by the world.

 

Grab a Book and Join us!   Lorrainne& Monica






When:
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where:
SBYC
23rd Street
Spray Beach, NJ  08008

609-492-6845
Additional Info:
Contacts(s):
Lorraine Blazewicz
 
Monica E Kanopka
Category:
Senior Social
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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