Threads of Genius: Celebrating Ann Lowe with Curator Elizabeth Way

Welcome back Stitchers, today Lisa welcomes Elizabeth Way, associate curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the curator of Ann Lowe: American Couturier at the Winterthur Museum. They discuss Anne Lowe's significance as an American couturier and her impact on the fashion industry. They delve into the difference between couture and haute couture and discuss Anne Lowe's experiences in Paris. Ann Lowe was a creating work beyond her time and had to navigate the racism and gatekeeping that was included with working the white elite. The conversation explores the power of cross diasporic connections and storytelling in fashion. It highlights the work of Anne Lowe and her advocacy for creativity in fashion. The importance of embracing creativity and nurturing it is emphasized.

While this exhibition is over you can still order the book and purchase recordings by visiting the museum's website





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Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.