Stockman: The Mannequin – A History
Une histoire du mannequin de vitrine: Stockman
Erwan de Fligué
Each and every one of us, without realizing it, is familiar with Stockman. For the past 150 years the company has embodied true French expertise : the kind put to use in making display mannequins and dressmaker forms-those fake-human look-alikes, shaped out of the stuff of dreams. To turn passersby into customers, mannequins must attract them ; their face and morphology embody the particular beauty ideals of every era. The world’s most famous photographers- from Man Ray to Robert Doisneau to George Hoyningen-Huene -quite rightly immortalized them. This beautiful book, replete with treasures from special collections, invites us to discover a unique aspect of the history of fashion.