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Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe


A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to pursue her passion of making beautiful gowns and went on to become one of society's top designers.  This beautiful picture book shines the spotlight on a little-known visionary who persevered in times of hardship, always doing what she was passionate about: making elegant gowns for the women who loved to wear them, including Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress and Olivia de Havilland's dress at the Oscars when she won for Best Actress in To Each His Own.

Written Deborah Blumenthal, Illustrated by Laura Freeman. Published by Little Bee Books, 2017, 40 pages, hardcover.