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World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum (WOW)
World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum (WOW) Review
Wacky and wonderful, this museum displays garments from the World of WearableArt Awards Show, an event long held in Nelson but now presented in Wellington. The concept of WearableArt is to take art off the walls to adorn the body, something best understood when facing moving mannequins in their inventive ensembles. Imagine brightly colored, hand-painted silks draped into a giant winged headdress. Or papier-mâché fashioned into dramatic body suits, and glittering oceanic creations in the colors of paua shells. The elaborate sets, sound, and psychedelic lighting make this gallery a must-see. An adjoining gallery exhibits a superb collection of classic cars, ranging from a pink Cadillac to sleek sports tourers.
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