When Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy in September 1953, she wore an ivory silk taffeta gown with layers and swirls of tucked fabric adorning its beautiful bouffant skirt.

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The dress was designed by Ann Lowe. An African-American woman raised in segregated Alabama, Lowe designed couture fashions for society women, first in Tampa and later at her own salon in New York City.

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Her most famous creation, Mrs. Kennedy's wedding gown, is now in the permanent collection of the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.