- February 16, 2021
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Zoom - see link below
- (864) 244-1499
Ann Lowe – from Jim Crow South to high society fashion designer
For any designer, designing the wedding dress to be worn by Jacqueline Bouvier, future First Lady of the United States, for her marriage to John F. Kennedy would be a lifetime achievement. For Ann Lowe, it became a statement. The iconic gown would become the most photographed wedding gown in American history proving that (in Ann’s own words), “a Negro can become a major dress designer.”
No one in the small town of Clayton, Alabama could have dreamed of the heights this little black girl in the Jim Crow South would achieve, but from an early age she recognized her dreams. Armed with a great inner strength and natural talent, she rose above all obstacles and forged her own future.
When she designed and produced Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress, very few knew her name. No one but her staff knew of the disaster that preceded the delivery of that now-historic wedding dress to the home of the bride. Even fewer knew that she was the great-granddaughter of a former slave.
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Rosylin Weston is the former VP of communications at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. In addition to shepherding Greenville-Spartanburg unto the 21st century for 21 years, she has also been a corporate presenter, storyteller and a Voice Talent for radio and and television commercials.
Rosylin is currently President/CEO at RAWeston Communication, LLC and serves on the Greenville Chautauqua Board of Directors.
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