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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Collection: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
[Mrs. Marion Moyer]

[Mrs. Marion Moyer]

Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
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. Mrs. Moyer is representing the Rio Grande Valley Farm Federation of Mercedes. The new look creeps even into our style show. This dress is a replica of the Gay Gibson girl, a fashion of the "Roaring Twenties." This outfit is complete from its famous hand-span wasp waistline to its huge puffed sleeves with tight fitting long cuffs. The blouse is fashioned of white turnips cut in one-inch diamond shapes and wrapped in clear cellophane. The gold buttons are carrot centers, while the ever-present black tie, which was a "must" in those days, is made of diamond shaped pieces of eggplant. Additional eggplant squares form the full ballerina skirt. The old-fashioned draw-string pouch-bag is created of cellophane-covered green pepper diamonds. Hanging from the belt is a ribbon of eggplant with a fob of gold carrot center. Topping this ensemble is a tiny stiff sailor hat of green peppers with long ribbons of eggplant streaming down the back. Four bushels of eggplant, ...
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[Ella Beth Melton]

[Ella Beth Melton]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Ella is representing the Kiwanis Club of Pharr and won the 1st prize vegetable division. The dress is made grapefruit peel and a train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane, and the bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern.
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[Ann Frizzell]

[Ann Frizzell]

Date: unknown
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. Ann is representing the American Legion. The Dutch costume skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours
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[Polly Yewell]

[Polly Yewell]

Date: unknown
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. Polly is representing the Mission Chamber of Commerce. Dress is made of grapefruit peel and bougainvillea blossoms. Cameo is of eggplant and chain of orange peel. Corsage is composed of bougainvillea, orange, lime, grapefruit and kumquat fruit and peel.
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[Gladys Wallace]

[Gladys Wallace]

Date: unknown
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. Gladys is wearing a long dress accessorized with gloves, a purse, and a hat.
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[Charlyn Avant]

[Charlyn Avant]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Charlyn is representing the Mercedes business and professional womens club. Her blouse is designed of the U.S flag, made out of red and blue straw flowers with white stripes of chrysanthemums. Skirt is made of 300,000 grease back beans. Kacquet strings are of grapefruit peeling.
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[Patsy Hankal]

[Patsy Hankal]

Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
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. Patsy Hankel is representing the fine arts of weslaco 1952. Street dress with jacket: lace fern Scarf: ornamental cane leaves Shoes and Bag of poinsetta petals cap and gloves of crushed corn meal National Vegetable, fruit and flower show style show part of Weslaco Birthday Party.
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[Helen Praytor]

[Helen Praytor]

Date: unknown
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.
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[Dorothy Carlisk]

[Dorothy Carlisk]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Representing the Harlingen garden club. The dress was made out of 1000 acalpha leaves. The purse is overlaid with ground alfalfa. The jerkin is made of rows of the scarlet bracts of the poinsetta plant.
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[Thelma Perkins]

[Thelma Perkins]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Thelma is wearing a swim suit made of leaves.
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