Created by
Lowe, Ann, American, 1898 - 1981
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
late 1960s - early 1970s
.1: synthetic taffeta, chiffon, beads, and metal fasteners;
.2: synthetic taffeta, chiffon, and metal hook-and-eye
H x W (.1 flat): 39 × 19 1/2 in. (99.1 × 49.5 cm)
H x W (.2 flat): 39 × 44 in. (99.1 × 111.8 cm)
Miniature yellow dress (.1) and cape (.2) inspired by First Lady Kennedy made by Ann Lowe. The dress (.1) is made from pale yellow synthetic taffeta. It has a strapless bodice with a round neckline, a floor-length column skirt, and a sleeveless chiffon over blouse. The strapless taffeta bodice is embellished with silver bugle beads hand sewn in an all over vermicelli pattern. The over blouse made from pale yellow chiffon is attached at the taffeta waistband and is open at the center back, fastening only at the top neck and waist with metal hook-and-eyes. The dress closes at the center back with zipper and one (1) hook-and-eye. The top edge of the bodice and the skirt are lined in metallic yellow synthetic fabric. There are no labels.
The cape (.2) is floor-length with box pleats at the center back neck and a short standing collar. There are slits at each side for the arms. It is made from the pale yellow taffeta used on the dress with a top layer of the pale yellow chiffon used for the over blouse on the dress. A self-fabric pre-tied bow is sewn at the center front neck. The cape is lined with the taffeta. There are no labels.
Collection title
Black Fashion Museum Collection
capes (outerwear)
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
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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