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Exhibiting The Body, Dress, and Time in Museums: A Historical Perspective

Anne-Sofie Hjemdahl

Source: Fashion and Museums. Theory and Practice 2014

Book chapter

The headless mannequins are so filled with character that one can easily imagine the missing faces with their hairstyles and hats.

From Dummies to Dandies

Paul Jobling

Source: Advertising Menswear. Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media since 1945 2014

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Mannequins

Jane Audas

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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It was Paris that defined fashion from the mid-nineteenth until the mid-twentieth century, and the French mannequin manufacturers were able to exploit this reputation. Not only were French mannequins technologically advanced—fueled by the investment in shops and display in France—but notions of what was fashionable at any one point were centered on France, so French mannequins were considered the apex of fashion. Their new designs were also regularly exhibited at the international expositions, wi

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Fashion Models

Caroline Evans

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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Charles Frederick Worth is generally thought to be the first couturier to use live models. However, many nineteenth-century dressmakers had a young woman available to put on a dress for a client, although their primary mode of display was a wooden or wicker dummy. Indeed, Worth met his future wife, Marie, while she was employed to model shawls to customers on the shop floor of their mutual employer, the mercer Gagelin et Opigez. The couple set up their first maison de couture in 1858, and Marie m

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Display Mannequins

Leopoldina Fortunati

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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Although the dress mannequin is usually considered marginal within the marketing and displaying of fashionable clothing, it can be analyzed as a key cultural artifact in the fashion system. The display mannequin is part of an archaic imagery of humankind, similar to automatons, robots, and dolls. At a metaphoric level, it has an importance in Western culture, because on a symbolic plane the mannequin replaces the human being. In fashion, the mannequin engages in the dialogue between the container

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