She said her love of design and fashion continued with her after she graduated from Spelman College in 1943. According to Spelman, Moore became one of the first African Americans to study at the Traphagen School of Fashion, the New York Fashion Academy, and Paris’ École Guerre Lavigna.
After studying at Spelman, Moore worked on costumes for Broadway productions and had her work featured in Vogue and Jet.
In 1963, she branched out on her own, opening the Ann Moore Couturiere in Detroit. It was the only Black-owned haute couture salon in the city.
She celebrated her 104th birthday alongside residents and staff at the A.G. Rhodes nursing home in Atlanta.
After moving back to Atlanta, she founded and served as president at the Benefactors of Education, Inc., a nonprofit that provided scholarships and assistance to students interested in fashion and the arts.
Moore is now the oldest living Spelman alumnus and attended her Class of 1943 reunion earlier this year.