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Westbrook to debut fall fashion collection

Milwaukee fiber artist Timothy Westbrook, a former Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence and a former contestant on Lifetime’s reality TV show “Project Runway,” will unveil his fall fashion show on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the dinosaur exhibit of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The show, titled “Paleontology of a Woman,” will feature Westbrook’s fashion creations that have largely been inspired by themes related to dinosaurs and sustainability.

Westbrook has been working on his fall collection with eight student apprentices at his studio, which he opened in the Shops of Grand Avenue following his 2012-2013 residency with the Pfister Hotel.

Included in his fashion collection is a series of hole-punched aluminum can shoes and dinosaur masks similar to the masks of Broadway’s The Lion King.

Westbrook, a native of Wanakena, N.Y., has also teamed up with more than 32 area artists including sculptors, jewelry designers and a music composer to pull his latest fashion collection and show together.

Along with reusing and repurposing old materials to create his fashions, Westbrook will reinforce sustainability at his show by transporting all materials from his studio to the Milwaukee Public Museum by bicycle. Hair and make-up products used on models will be eco-friendly as well.

“Paleontology of a Woman” will kick off at 7:15 p.m. with a reception following at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center beginning at 9 p.m. Cost to attend the show is $50. For more information visit www.paleontologyofawoman.com, and to purchase tickets click here.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is located at 800 W. Wells St. in downtown Milwaukee.

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