Miniature dress inspired by First Ladies Collection made by Ann Lowe

Created by
Lowe, Ann, American, 1898 - 1981
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
late 1960s - early 1970s
silk satin, synthetic fiber, passementerie, and metal zipper
H x W (flat): 44 1/2 × 12 in. (113 × 30.5 cm)
A miniature brown dress inspired by the First Ladies Collection created by Ann Lowe. The dress has a fitted bodice to the natural waist with a sweetheart neckline and full-length tapered sleeves. The skirt is full and floor-length with a train at the back. The bodice is made from light brown silk satin while the skirt is made from the same shade of light brown satin with an all-over monotone brocaded pattern of medium-scale flowers with stems and leaves. Passementerie made of embroidered bronze toned flowers are appliquéd onto the dress around the front sides of the neck, at each front side bodice, at each outer forearm sleeve, and sporadically around the front and back of the skirt. The dress closes at the center back with a metal zipper.
The interior of the bodice is lined in light weight cream fabric. The skirt is lined in a medium weight ivory colored fabric. There are no labels.
Collection title
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Clothing and dress
Fashion design
Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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