Last week Saturday was Timothy Westbrook’s new show Paleontology of a Woman. I have to say I’m really impressed with the continued growth in the production of his shows. I hesitate to call it a fashion show as it was more of a fashion experience and it highlighted Timothy’s strengths in merging art with fashion and storytelling. The audience was immersed in a setting where models were transformed into dinosaurs and roamed the prehistoric rainforest of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Afterwards people were encouraged to enter the dinosaur exhibit area where prehistoric inspired accessories were on display and available for purchase. While there was intriguing fashion to be seen, the price of your ticket gave you so much more than that.
If you haven’t read about Timothy Westbrook on my blog before, it’s important to know that Timothy is a fiber artist focused on sustainability. His pieces are made from repurposed materials and many of the textiles are hand woven. For example, the main material below was created using plastic shopping bags.
One of the other things that I like about Timothy is his willingness to collaborate to produce a show that is about so much more than just his work. From the original music created by Allen Russell to the beautiful gowns featured below from Laura Meyer of Twilight Attire to the cast of many who worked on the masks, jewelry, styling and other aspects of the show it all came together to make the experience complete.
I had a hard time picking my favorite photos from the night as there were so many amazing moments captured. Check out the Barely Practical Palentology of a Woman Facebook album to see all of them as well as get more details and prices of the outfits. Pictures really can’t capture the full experience of the night, but they can give you a taste to know what to expect from a future show. If you’re not already keeping up with Timothy on Facebook, you’ll want to add him as his events are not to be missed.