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September 24, 2001 – November 4, 2001
American History Museum
12th and Constitution Ave., NW
Location: 2nd Floor, East & West Wings
A "China Poblana" dress (the national costume of Mexico) worn by "San Antonio's First Lady of Song" Rosita Fernandez; a "bata" Cubana (a reworking of a traditional Cuban rumba dress) worn by "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz; a black leather jacket, black leather pants, and black satin bustier worn by Tejana musician Selena; and a black evening dress accented with embroidered walnut-colored roses designed by Hispanic American designer Louis Estevez represent the different ways in which Latinos have adapted traditions from their native countries into North American culture.