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Designed for Royalty: Staging the Coronation

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Designed for Royalty: fiesta2012Staging the Coronation
April 19 through August 26, 2012
Betty Coates Textile Gallery


Explore the designs behind the Order of the Alamo Coronation, from the gowns to the stage, in the Witte Museum’s annual Fiesta exhibit. In addition to the bejeweled fiesta gowns, the exhibit features scale models and designs for the coronation stage as well as the designs for the gowns. The highlight of this year’s exhibition, and inspiration for the Witte’s 2012 Fiesta pin, is the gown worn by Marcella Leanora Heard Billups, Princess of the Glory and Grandeur of France in the 1993 Court of the Napoleonic Empire. The gown featuressparkling gold bees with gold trim and a deep purple velvet background.

This year's Fiesta pin is now available in the Museum Store!