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UAS Staff David Walker Takes Top Wearable Art Prize in New Zealand

from the Otago Daily Times

Dress by Dave WalkerAn Alaskan carpenter’s 17th century-style ball gown made entirely of wood has won the top prize at the World of WearableArt (WOW) awards in Wellington. David Walker’s Lady Of The Wood was comprised of mahogany and lacewood with 52 strips of maple and cedar veneer for the hooped skirt and a wig made from wood shavings. Along with the supreme award, the gown won the avant garde section, as the winners of the 21st WOW were announced at the TSB Centre in Wellington, New Zealand September 25th. It was Walker’s third year in the show and 10th making wearable art. Judge Max Patte said Walker’s design was a “beautifully executed” original design which worked on every level. “Once again, it raises the game and expectations for next year’s WOW.”

"I can still hardly believe that I won, it all seems to be a dream. A dream come true." — Dave Walker

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