March in Texas means Houston Rodeo, crawfish boils and allergy season. But, it’s also a time where many Tejanos honor the legacy of the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez. The Corpus Christi native was (and remains) a music, fashion and cultural icon to many Latinos throughout the world.
The “Como la Flor” singer sold out the Astrodome several times and her last performance was at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1995. It was the biggest-selling show that year and the most remembered one of her entire career. The purple jumpsuit that she wore became as iconic as Selena herself and is now on display at the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi.
The jumpsuit is one of the many outfits that Selena created. She designed every single outfit she used on stage throughout her career. She was all about hats, embellishments, fringe and staying true to her Tex-Mex heritage. Back in the 90s, many elements of her outfits were considered eccentric. (Not even her dad understood some of her fashion choices. Remember that scene from Selena?)
Selena: It’s just a bustier. It’s a cool thing.
Abraham, Selena’s Father: It’s a bra! It’s a bra with little sprinkly things on it.