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. Elizabeth is representing the Future Homemakers of McAllen. This two-piece suit was composed of 2,664 orange tree leaves. The blouse, hat, gloves, shoes, trimmings and single coat button were of Chinese hat. Her purse was made of tree leaves to match the tailored suit. Cost of the materials was $3.60.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum