You and I . . . .
our name should be spoken in reverent tones or in terrified whispers! (Author Unknown)
TODAY, I am paying tribute to ANN LOWE - who died at the age of 82 (1981). She designed gowns for an exclusive group of clientele in America!
Ann Lowe was born in Grayton, Alabama...(Tim Phelps-published NY Times 3-1-1981) the daughter and granddaughter of dressmakers. She was educated in Montgomery Alabama at the S. T. Taylor Design School. The married Lee Cohen... and two children named Authur Lee and Ruth Alexander were born.
In 1928, Ann was working in New York at various salons...as well as the Saks Fifth Ave department store. She opened her own Madison Avenue shop... calling in rightly so ANN LOWE ORIGINALS in 1968 - here dresses were never mass-produced. That's a span of 40 years....
Her partial obit reads "in addition to her daughter, Ruth Alexander, Mrs Lowe is survived by a granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Her funeral will be Tuesday at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 138th Street and Edgecombe Ave. Manhattan.