My friend Landy pointed me to a podcast that really got to me: “The House of Lowe,” from The Memory Palace podcast, hosted by Nate DiMeo.
Ann Lowe was a fashion designer, born in Alabama, who had a long career as a couturier to high society. Among the thousands of gowns and dresses she made was Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress in 1953.
It’s such a bitter/sweet story.
Read more about the wedding dress here.
Nate DiMeo recommends Something to Prove: A Biography of Ann Lowe, America’s Forgotten Designer by Julia Faye Dockery Smith.
PS There are dozens of other great stories on Nate DiMeo’s long-running podcast, The Memory Palace, a trove of memorable storytelling. He’s just so good.
DiMeo writes: “In a perfect world, you go into each episode of The Memory Palace knowing nothing about what’s coming. It’s pretentious, sure, but that’s the intention. So, if you don’t want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.”
These days, we are told so much about TV shows and music and books that by the time we get to them, we already know too much. This podcast is worth listening to, I promise.