Celia Cruz's Dress

July 21, 2003 – September 1, 2003

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

On view is a costume that Celia Cruz, "the Queen of Latin music," wore in concert in Carnegie Hall in the 1970s. The orange gown with white trim is an adapted version of a traditional Cuban rumba dress, known as a "bata cubana."