Submitted by blythe on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 10:01
Recently a friend of mine, who designs interirors for a large retail clothing store, asked if we could find vintage manequins or busts. what we found shows a pretty amazing evolution of form.
this is an old wood and fabric mannequin, dating from the 19th century. Belgium
A beautifully carved foot with a wooden ball joint for an ankle.
this stately mannequin is from Belgium and dates from the 1920's
this great old bust dates from 1880. Belgium
this model comes from the mid 1800's back before women had breasts.
a charming boy mannequin head from the 30's. United States
a rare Fery-Boudrot (Paris) mannequin of a 12 year old boy dating from the 1940's. For sale in the UK
two more Fery-Boudrot mannequins dating from the 40's. France
looks for the Fery-Bourdrot logo
This is one of a pair of horse costumes from long ago. not sure what it has to do with the human form but it was too cute to pass up. Belgium
Sources: Passe' Compose', Elemental UK; Ruby Lane; Nordouest