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Fashion Merchandising

Research guide for fashion merchandising

Interesting Clothing


An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Miss Riley is wearing a skirt made of bougainvillea, the bodice is made of bachelor buttons, hip panels are made of chrysanthemums and the belt of eggplant peeling.

Creation Information

Yoder (Weslaco) Creation Date: Unknown.


This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers and was provided by Weslaco Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.

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