An e725 Graduate correspondent weighs in with a story of no little interest to readers of this blog! That's right! It's mannequin time again!
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 14:55:30 -0500
From: heather galan
I have a friend who worked at Victoria's Secret when they came out with their new mannequins, who told me that each mannequin cost $8000, which sounded absurd, but they are the most intense retail mannequins I've ever seen. As if the models in the catalogues and runway shows aren't enough these tactile representations of Naomi and Gisele always make me feel like they are encroaching on my personal space. They hover over me as I shop for underwear displayed around their infinite legs. Talk about "sex sells" but also the eerie attention to diverse skin tones but without any regard for variation in the body shapes. I found an article about them that is interesting; Also the website for the company that made the mannequins is disturbingly fun--building a life-size really expensive Barbie, essentially. Thanks and see you next week, Heather Galan