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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
[Claricia Balli]

[Claricia Balli]

Date: December 1952
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
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. Claricia Balli is wearing a suit made of shattered green fern. The lapels and her purse are made of mums and the hat and shoes are of the fern trimmed in mums.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Claricia Balli]

[Claricia Balli]

Date: December 1952
Creator: Badgers of Weslaco
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. Evening gown of lavender bachelor button petals w/white petals of trim.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Niki Lettunich]

[Niki Lettunich]

Date: December 14, 1950
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. Miss Niki Lettunich (7 years old, daughter of Mr. N.J Lettunich) Jack & Jill's childrens shop, 1950. Party dress of orchid yellow short circular skirt: grapefruit membrane ruffling. Bodice & Bonnet: bachelor button petals. Shoes: glypsolphelia seed sprayed with Lacquer. Became Ms. Texas.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum