She Took a Stand for Her Work
While she may not have charged an arm and a leg for her designs, at a certain point in her life, Lowe was tired of the disrespect she faced as a designer due to her skin color. When she hand-delivered Bouvier’s gown for her wedding, along with the dresses for the bridemaids, she was told she would need to enter the back service door. Lowe wasn’t having it.
According to Fancy Party Gowns author Deborah Blumenthal, Lowe said, “‘If I have to use the backdoor, they’re not going to have the gowns!'” Of course, they let her in.