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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Day: 8th
 Collection: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

Date: December 8, 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: 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. Frances is wearing a gown with bustle effect composed of grapefruit seed. The nosegay was made of membrane giving the effect of orange blossoms. Costume weighed 60 lbs. Representing the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange Employees.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum