Jaw-dropping dresses to be featured in Royal Coronation exhibit

Fiesta is right around the corner, and part of the celebration is a tradition that's taken place for more than a century. We're talking about the jaw-dropping Coronation dresses and trains that you are going to witness on the floats.

SAN ANTONIO - Fiesta is right around the corner and part of the celebration is a tradition that's taken place for more than a century.

We're talking about the jaw-dropping Coronation dresses and trains that you're going to witness on the floats.

Starting next week, the Witte Museum will be displaying more beautiful treasures unique to Fiesta.

The Order of the Alamo's dazzling royal gowns are heavily adorned with dramatic trains, embellished with beads, rhinestones, sequins, crystals and semi-precious stones.

Amy Fulkerson, Witte Museum curator, announced the exhibit.

"A good number are part of the Witte's collection and donated by families throughout the years," Fulkerson said.

"This year, our exhibit 'Natural Beauty' will connect to all the changes we've had here at the Witte Museum," Fulkerson said.

The Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo is one of the most anticipated events of Fiesta and was founded 108 years ago.

"The Order of the Alamo is the longest running royal tradition for Fiesta and dates back to 1909," Fulkerson said.

The Order of the Alamo celebrates Texas' heroic struggle for independence from Mexico.

Dressmakers hand-stitch the gowns for Duchesses to wear as they make their full-court bows, followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen.

You can see gowns in person when this exhibit opens on Thursday, April 20.

For tickets, visit the Fiesta website.

Admission is $45-100 and seating is very limited to the public.

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