Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Quinceañera Fashion Show
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will present its second annual Quinceañera Fashion Show. Selected participants will walk the stage showcasing their beautiful and colorful quinceañera dresses and share with the guests their favorite traditions and plans of the future. Afterwards, they'll parade down the paseo allowing even more guests to see their stunning colorful dresses.
Among several Spanish-speaking countries and Hispanic communities around the world, girls celebrate turning 15 years old with both a religious and social event called a quinceañera. The ritual symbolizes a girl's transformation from childhood into womanhood for the years to come. The party is the second part of the quinceañera with dancing, food and music, ending with a father replacing his daughter's flat-soled shoe with high heels. Individual rituals can vary between cultures, but the heart of the "Sweet 15" remains as a coming-of-age ceremony.
Adriana Lopez, host of Telemundo's daily show, Acceso Total, is the emcee for the fashion show. During the event, there will be door prizes, including a grand package consisting of hair, makeup, photography and a quinceañera dress for a soon-to-be Quinceañera.
Throughout the main garden and A Tasteful Place, the Dallas Arboretum has planned activities related to Hispanic culture and traditions. Adding to the festive atmosphere are performances by Ballet Folklorico Ben-Hits and the Latin Boys Cadets. Hispanic vendors include Empanada Cookhouse, Topo Chico, Hive Coffee Co., Cuates Kitchen, Enrique D'Altamirano Fashion Designer, ABC Party HQ and more.