On Mardi Gras Day, February 13, 2018, The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies will present the third annual New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies Parade. This year's theme is “Baby Doll Ladies Sweet Shoppe. The parade will feature 24 Dancing Baby Doll Ladies, accompanied by their 2018 Grand Marshall, WWOZ FM host Sally Young.
According to a press release, Millisia White founded the culturally centered dance-company in 2005 in the mold of a century-old Crescent City doll-costuming custom. The Baby Doll Ladies began parading in 2010 on the Zulu parade. In 2016, they were given a slot of their own in front of Zulu parade and right behind Pete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club.
To learn more about the Baby Doll tradition that goes all the way back to 1912, go here.
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