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Pierre Imans 1900s lifelike fashion mannequin builder sculptor and modeller artist catalogue with about 87 pages of life like 1900s dressed mannequin photographs. The catalogue is in great shape considering the age and soft cover. Nice addition to anyone’s collection as it is part of fashion history.
In 1896 Imans began producing unconventional, naturalistic mannequins in wax. Unlike the generic, faceless fashion dolls that decorated shop windows across Europe, Imans’s proxies donned face paint, resin eyes, eyelashes, and wigs of human hair. What is more, they bore names and were photographed as chic celebrity types in marketing catalogues. Imans refused to call his wax figures "mannequins." Their realism and elegant modelling render them veritable sculpture, modern portrait busts that hover fascinatingly between high art and popular, commercial appeal (MET Museum).