Fashion Models: More than just dolls

Dressmakers of the 19th century displayed their wares on inanimate dolls or mannequins. The early 20th century, however saw the birth of the modelling profession, when so-called ‘living mannequins’ began to show garments to prospective clients in the salons of Parisian couturiers. Mannequins in Parisian couturiers in 1900 These ladies were mechanical in [...]