04 December 2013

Perfect Mannequins ~ Pro Infirmis Body Doubles!

http://www.proinfirmis.ch/de/home.htmlThanks to Anna Hodgekiss at the DailyMail for spotting the Pro Infirmis perfect mannequins project!
"A Swiss charity has created mannequins based on the bodies of disabled people in a bid to raise awareness that no one has a perfect body. Pro Infirmis, an organisation for people with disabilities, worked with people suffering from scoliosis (a curved spine), shortened limbs and a woman in a wheelchair. Each had a mannequin made to perfectly reflect their body shape -- which, to their delight, was then displayed in a high street store in Zurich's main shopping street. [...] The aim of the project is to raise awareness of people with disabilities, specifically in the image-obsessed worlds of fashion and retail. [...] Because who is perfect?"

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