Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wooden Fashion Mannequin

I first saw a copy of this image at Den of Angels, but couldn't find it again later when I wanted to look at it, so I am posting it here so I can find it again. This is a photo of French fashion designer Madeline Vionnet (1876-1975), draping a fully articulated wooden fashion mannequin, c.1923, in her studio.

This is another photo of her fashion mannequin, which she used to design clothing using the draping technique.

This is a fully articulated wooden doll, made in Germany c.1520.

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  1. Hello! This is so interesting - thank you for posting. Do you know the provenance of the Germany 16th century doll? Where did you find this? Many thanks

    1. You're welcome. I do not remember where I found the image.


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