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2023142 Winterthur Ann Lowe: American Couturier

2023142 Winterthur Ann Lowe: American Couturier

She blazed a path for others to follow and her legacy is still felt in fashion culture.

09/19/2023 Tuesday Trip# 2023142


Winterthur and the Ann Lowe: American Couturier Exhibit with Lunch at the Columbus Inn


Nestled in the heart of Delaware’s beautiful Brandywine Valley, our extraordinary museum, garden, and library offer a variety of exhibitions. We’re known for our magnificent collection of American decorative arts on display through Henry Francis du Pont’s former home and showcased in our permanent and rotating gallery spaces. Visit the largest exhibition of Ann Lowe’s work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, many that have never been on public display, and it will illuminate her evolution as a designer from the 1920s to the 1960s. The exhibition will also feature the work of contemporary couturiers and fashion designers whose current design practices, perspectives, and career paths reflect the trajectory of American fashion emanating from Lowe’s foundation. These include B Michael, Tracy Reese, Amsale Aberra, and Bishme Cromartie. Elizabeth Way, associate curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, is guest curator of the exhibition. In 1964, The Saturday Evening Post referred to fashion designer Ann Lowe as “Society’s Best-Kept Secret.” Although Lowe had been designing couture-quality gowns for America’s most prominent debutantes, heiresses, actresses, and society brides—including Jacqueline Kennedy, Olivia de Havilland, and Marjorie Merriweather Post—for decades, she remained virtually unknown to the wider public. Since then, too little recognition has been given to her influence on American fashion. Ann Lowe’s recently emerging visibility as a designer stands in contrast to much of her career and the countless unrecognized Black dressmakers and designers who have contributed to American fashion for generations, including her own grandmother and mother. She blazed a path for others to follow and her legacy is still felt in fashion culture. Enjoy lunch at the Columbus Inn after your visit to Winterthur.


***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the changing circumstances***



Day 1

9:00am Depart
10:00am Arrive Winterthur to tour at your own pace
1:30pm Lunch at the Columbus Inn
4:30pm Arrive back




Columbus Inn sample menu




Soup or Salad




*Soup Du Jour

Chef’s selection


*House Greens





*Filet Mignon

yukon mashed, haricot vert, bordelaise


*Chicken Marsala

grilled all natural chicken breast, m arsala wine with mushrooms & yukon potato


*Pan Seared Salmon

roasted red pepper risotto, asparagus, lemon caper cream






Soft Drinks/Iced Tea/ Hot Teas/Coffee













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