Story last updated at 10/14/2009 - 1:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The 21st Montana World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards were announced on Friday, Sept. 25 after 165 incredible garments graced the stage.
The Supreme Montana WOW Award went to David Walker of Juneau for his sensational 17th Century ball gown "Lady Of The Wood." The Alaskan artist created the piece entirely out of mahogany and lacewood with 52 strips of maple and cedar veneer for the hooped skirt, topped off with a glamorous wig made out of wood shavings. A carpenter by trade, Walker has been creating WearableArt for ten years and attended the WOW Awards Show for the third year in a row.
"I'd like to thank (Montana) WOW for giving me the opportunity to exhibit my work to the world," Walker said.