Don’t call them Mannequins


This bust was made by Pierre Imans between 1910 and 1920. A self-described “sculptor and ceroplastician,” the Dutch mannequin maker owned one of the two leading French mannequin companies in the early 20th century. With their enamel eyes and human hair, his wax figures were incredibly realistic — so much so that Imans frowned on the word ‘mannequin’, preferring his creations to be described as “Les Cires de Pierre Imans” “The Waxes of Pierre Imans”.



via Artists’ Mannequins Through the Centuries | Hyperalergic.

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