Dress designed by Ann Lowe, New York City, 1958. Belonged to Patricia Penrose Schieffer, wife of CBS News' Bob Schieffer. Silk, tulle, linen, metal, and elastic. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane.
In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.