The Elegant and Freaky Art of Mannequin Design

Ralph Pucci, creator of high-end fashion mannequins, describes how the role of the figures has changed over past decades. 

In this short documentary, Ralph Pucci, the creator of high-end fashion mannequins, describes how the role of the figures has changed over time. "Over the past three decades since taking over his parent’s mannequin company, Pucci has elevated the figures from shop window clotheshorses into works of art through groundbreaking collaborations with the likes of illustrator Ruben Toledo, artists Kenny Scharf and Stephen Sprouse, and supermodels such as 60s icon Veruschka," the art and culture site NOWNESS writes. The film was produced by Nick Sweeney and Aaron Peasley for NOWNESS. You can browse more of Pucci's creators on his site

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